In March 1949, the army commander-in-chief, General Sun Liren, recruited over 400 young female soldiers in various parts of China. This batch of young female soldiers received collective military training. They are the nationalist government's first batch of female soldiers. During the civil war between Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China, they were assigned to the main island of Taiwan and various offshore islands to provide military education, recreation, counselling and treat injuries. This programme elaborates on their sorrowful tales of hovering between life and death.