During one of the many wars that the French and the British fought and the French usually lost, the French just happened to capture a British Major.
An officer brought the Major to the French general for interrogation.
The French general began ridiculing the Major for wearing “that stupid red tunic.” The French general said, “Why do you wear that red uniform, it makes it easy for us to shoot you.”
The British major replied, “If I do get wounded, the blood will not show, and my soldiers will not get scared.”
The French general said, “That is a very good idea,”
The French turned to his orderly and said, “From now on all French officers will wear brown pants.”