Ah! The world owes much to the little ﬁve-foot-ﬁve nations.
The greatest art in the world was the work of little nations; the most enduring literature of England came when she was a nation the size of Belgium ﬁghting a great Empire. The heroic deeds that thrill humanity through generations were the deeds of little nations ﬁghting for their freedom. Yes, and the salvation of mankind came through a little nation ... Wales must continue doing her duty. I should like to see a Welsh Army in the ﬁeld. I should like to see the race that faced the Normans for hundreds of years in a struggle for freedom, the race that helped to win Crecy, the race that fought for a generation under Glendower against the greatest captain in Europe – I should like to see that race give a good taste of its quality in this struggle in Europe; and they are going to do it.
(Lloyd George, speech at Queen’s Hall, London, 19 September 1914 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )