Reprinted from the Transactions 1978 of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
Llewelyn Wyn Griffith was the author of Up to Mametz
Porta pateni esto / Nulli claudaris honesto.
Gate, be thou ever open / Closed to no honest man.It isn't that we thought £4.50 too steep, it's just that the pub was less than half a mile away and we were on a road without shade, and access to the babbling Roadwater brook would have required wire cutters, and we were damnably hot and thirsty.
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi' glittering dance and reeling in the sunWe did, eventually, fall into a demi-Eden, and to celebrate the fact, we stuck our legs in the air.
|Mametz Wood Memorial|
"We did not ask whether the reward were equal to the sacrifice; it may be that there is no equality in such matters, that war is the very negation of all value... There was no discussion about the relative merits of rival methods of attack or f alternative fronts. Although our lives were the letters that went to its spelling, the word Strategy was never of our lips."