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 shoot at?"
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.