A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one battle, the
French captured an English Major. Taking the Major to their headquarters,
the French General began to question him.
The French General asked, "Why do you English Officers all wear red
coats? Don't you know the red material makes you easier targets for us to
In his bland English way, the Major informed the General that the
reason English Officers wear red coats is so that if they are shot, the
blood won't show and the men they are leading won't panic.
And that is why from that day until now all French Army Officers
wear brown pants........