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Military uniforms (gratuitous French joke)(4 posts)

Military uniforms (gratuitous French joke)Captain Morgan
Apr 4, 2003 12:27 PM
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 to now all French Army
officers wear brown pants.
I'm sure you'll get a kick out of this oneeurochien
Apr 4, 2003 1:49 PM
Let it be known that this Frenchie does have a sense of humor.
Our elite commandos (made up of different branches of the Army - Foreign Legion, Paratroopers, etc.) are called Commandos de Recherche et d'Action en Profondeur and are more known for their acronym, "les CRAP". Nevertheless, they kick ass, despite what you may think...
What does that translate to in American? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Apr 5, 2003 6:56 AM
Something like Infiltrated Search and Action Commandos nmeurochien
Apr 5, 2003 7:35 AM