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In mid 1942 the demoralized, dejected and sometimes defeated 8th.Army needed a new leader who could rebuild the army, revitalize its officers and men and restore its ability to… win! Lt. General Bernard Law Montgomery was the man to do the job. Here we see Monty" not long after his arrival in Cairo… looking both smart and confident and ready for the task! The 8th. Army… an army of many nationalities and backgrounds that had to be forged by battle into one war-winning formation. Among the men of the 8th. Army could be found units of the Fighting Free French under General de Gaulle. None were more famous than the Legion Etrangere (the Foreign Legion) K&C introduces a small group of Legionnaires in action. "