Here. I quoted it from Alanbrooke’s diary.I forget where I read a quote from Lord Alanbrooke about seeing a body of the FFL heaving into view and marvelling about how the impression it would give as a relieving force would be a massive morale boost, or to an enemy force of "Oh fúck, they're just going to keep coming."
“Of all the sights that we had seen that day the one that remained most rooted in my mind was the march past of the Foreign Legion battalion in the falling light and amongst fast falling snow flakes. We had just been inspecting units of Maquis personnel, good tough looking boys that promised well, when de Lattre said he would like to march past us a battalion of the Legion which he had in reserve. They had their own band and out of the darkness came the wildest strains of a march, played on some wind sort of up pipes, which transported one to North Africa. Then out of the fast falling light and the falling snow flakes came a sight I shall never forget. The grandest assembly of real fighting men that I have ever seen, marching with their heads up as if they owned the world, lean, hard looking men, carrying their arms admirably and marching with perfect precision. They disappeared into the darkness leaving me with a thrill, and the desire for a division of such men.”