The Red Coats are Coming


Senior Member
Jan 11, 2004
Ever wondered why the English army wore Red Coats?

A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one battle, the
French captured an English colonel. They took him to their headquarters, and
the French general began to question him.

Finally, as an afterthought, 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 English officer informed the general that the
reason English officers wear red coats is 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 to this, all French army officers wear brown