1st March 1940

St David’s Day - Y Ddraid Goch [The Welsh National Flag - 'The Red Dragon'] flew on the Town Hall this morning, and the Welsh Guards walked about the town with leeks in their caps - while over in Wales the War Office are evicting hundreds of peasant farmers from the holdings they have held for generations, in order to make artillery ranges.

It should be observed that England is only concerned to preserve the rights of small nations outside the British Isles.

Eric refers to the farmers and their families of Mynydd Epynt who had to abandon their homes when their land was taken over by the War Office in 1940. For more information see Stephen Fisk's Abandoned Places website.

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