3 OCTOBER 1914, Page 11

At Cardiff on Tuesday Mr. Lloyd George made a rousing

speech to a great meeting called to set about the formation of a Welsh Army Corps, for which the consent of Lord Kitchener has been obtained. He said that under conscription Wales would have to provide a quarter of a million men. It was not much, therefore, to ask for fifty thousand volunteers. He went on to speak of the Revolutionary armies in France, the American Civil War, and Gambetta's Army in 1870. We shall not say anything to detract from the general effect of a splendid speech if we remark that the examples which Mr. Lloyd George cited distinctly do not prove the value of voluntary service. We have written on this subject elsewhere.