Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle

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    Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle

    So now we know why the English wore red coats in battle

    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 officer 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 this, all French Army officers wear brown pants.
     
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    Laughing, The French Officer replied: "Ya know, this IS the freaking 18th century, and we ALL use 50 to even 70 caliber musket balls, So that even IF you're only shot in your wrist, 99 outta 100 soldiers STILL feel like a 10 ton bulldozer hit'm, and thus, they fall to the ground anyway...I mean, don'tcha think the trade-off is a tad bit poor, under the coupling notion that you're making yourselves far easier & clearer sky-lined targets, for ANY-one and every-one, to more often hit?"

    English Officer: "LOOK, I never said that it was a BRILLIANT idea...ya just asked, I answered, krikees."

    <english officer noteably spoken in red verse />
     
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    Good job.  Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    French Victory sign -




     
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    Have you heard all the French Hit Songs?

     
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    Lol stompper...IF I knew where France was, I'd invade it tommorow.
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]Lol stompper...IF I knew where France was, I'd invade it tommorow.
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]
    LMAO ... Lazz you could never invade France, if they saw you coming with a gun they would invite you in for cake and make you president Yell

     
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    Those 50 and 70 calibers were not too accurate either so even if the red coat provided a good target the rifle lines were also silly as you could still be off target and hit someone....

    Back then it took balls to stand in the line taking fire and having to reload the single fire muskets.

    You have to respect the Patriots back in the day as they were farmers and not professional soldiers and still whipped the English professional army!
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle : LMAO ... Lazz you could never invade France, if they saw you coming with a gun they would invite you in for cake and make you president 
    Posted by Stommmper[/QUOTE]

    IF I ever open up some sorta crazy online web shop, for zany & original posters, Day #1, you're on the payroll as lead designer man...THIS poster, is worthy of being framed.
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]Those 50 and 70 calibers were not too accurate either so even if the red coat provided a good target the rifle lines were also silly as you could still be off target and hit someone.... Back then it took balls to stand in the line taking fire and having to reload the single fire muskets. You have to respect the Patriots back in the day as they were farmers and not professional soldiers and still whipped the English professional army!
    Posted by Patriots1970[/QUOTE]

    Scr#w that...along w/ being Irish, Lithuanian, and Italian, I'm ALSO Native American Indian in my heritage...   Guerilla warfare...then ya run up after the long distance shots are fired, and do 1 on 1 battle with your knife, tomahawk, war club, and/or combo of the above, then ya scalp'em or GET scalped.  THIS is fighting...their way as totally id!otic.  Slowly march straight forward and get shot...gotta be brain damaged.
     
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    You can tell a French military rifle by the scratch on it cause its only been dropped once.
     
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    go to google and  type in "french military victories"   then hit the "Im feeling lucky" button below the search window
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]go to google and  type in "french military victories"   then hit the "Im feeling lucky" button below the search window
    Posted by Philskiw1[/QUOTE]


    >french military victories

    Did you mean: french military defeats. No standard web pages containing all your search terms were found.

     
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    What doesn't make sense is the Boston/NE patriots wore red jerseys for many years (check out pat the patriot), when during the revolution Americans wore navy coats. at least Kraft got it right when he took over.

    but, those red jerseys are classic and iconic
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]So how many of you people who are making fun of the French actually fought in a war? And I mean actually fought in a war? 
    Posted by grammbo14[/QUOTE]


    None, but neither have the french, so what's your point?
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle : None, but neither have the french, so what's your point?
    Posted by patsfaninpa420[/QUOTE]

    Fantastic. 

    As for me...?  I'm fightin' in a pick-up war tommorow, the neighborhood kids want the grounds to be in the cul de sac in front of their house, I said that since their parent's encampment includes the last house on the block, why not include their front lawn as part of the battlefield, but they won the subsequent rock-paper-scissors skirmish & so they got first say, I might tattle on 'em though, & see how tough they wanna act then... 
     
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         Here's a question for you, "Why did the Boston Patriots initially wear red jerseys...until they switched to the blue shirts in the 90s?"

         In the early days of the AFL, were they trying to differentiate themselves as much as possible from the NY Giants?
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle : Fantastic.  As for me...?  I'm fightin' in a pick-up war tommorow, the neighborhood kids want the grounds to be in the cul de sac in front of their house, I said that since their parent's encampment includes the last house on the block, why not include their front lawn as part of the battlefield, but they won the subsequent rock-paper-scissors skirmish & so they got first say, I might tattle on 'em though, & see how tough they wanna act then... 
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]


    Once you get them to to table to negotiate their terms of surrender, make sure they pinky swear or it doesn't count.
     
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    The French provided indispensable military aid to us during the American Revolution.  Yorktown would never have happened without the French army and French navy helping to trap Cornwallis.  The U.S. owes the French a lot.  (I'm not saying we did not repay our debt in World War I and II.) 
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]So how many of you people who are making fun of the French actually fought in a war? And I mean actually fought in a war? Not just saying you did because this is the internet and no one will actually know if you are telling the truth? And by the way, the USA is getting their butt kicked in Afghanistan...wonder if we will need any help?
    Posted by grammbo14[/QUOTE]
    Now I have never actually fought in a war this is true, but I have led many armies to victory on x-box, oh even on x-box it only took me 13 minutes to defeat the French. The reason it took so long was becasue everyone of them kept surrendering
     
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    None, but neither have the french, so what's your point?

    you've jumped way up on my hero list.


    My son has and is fighting in a war. Matter a fact he just got a silver star. He'd beg to differ about getting our azzes kicked.
     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle : one thing you gotta love is a bunch of sheltered yahoos whose idea of war is old movies and tv, living thousands of miles away from any real conflicts and living in a country that has never known an onland invasion in it's history making fun of France-or anywhere else-invaded in ww2-or any other war...gee, I can't figure out why so many other countries hate us...must be our "freedom"...of course, if we were invaded tomorrow most of you poking fun here on this board would be the first ones hiding in the basement or under the table...
    Posted by JintsFan[/QUOTE]

    WOLVERINES  for those that remember red dawn.

    you serious dude.  We fought ourselves for gods sake.  Good luck to an invading army between the gangs and red necks I think america is well stocked.  You think the crips or bloods are gonna let some foriegn nation into their turf, when they won't let the police or some redneck is gonna lay down.  Maybe you are speaking to what you would do.  Sad.

    WOLVERINES


     
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    In Response to Re: Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Why the English wore Red Coats in Battle : one thing you gotta love is a bunch of sheltered yahoos whose idea of war is old movies and tv, living thousands of miles away from any real conflicts and living in a country that has never known an onland invasion in it's history making fun of France-or anywhere else-invaded in ww2-or any other war...gee, I can't figure out why so many other countries hate us...must be our "freedom"...of course, if we were invaded tomorrow most of you poking fun here on this board would be the first ones hiding in the basement or under the table...
    Posted by JintsFan[/QUOTE]

    Jesus, you SAID it...  America has less dispersion of the wealth right this very second now, than EVER before, & f'n crooked Wall Street bankers simply stole what little left The US middle class & poor had left to go around, Not to mention that Americans are right THIS second, dealing with FAR less freedom than they EVER had before either, with now private citizen watch groups, govt and police right now not needing any longer 1 single written statement to enter your private dwelling, or wire tap your phone and/or house, law makers even wanting to outlaw the internet and such other forms of shared mass communication groupings...D#mn, YOU said it pal, France invades tommorow and says they're ready to greater divide & disperse this enormous ionization of America's wealth, in order to create jobs & finally give back to the middle & lower classes once again, & dissolve even a tiny portion of the more constrictive laws US's big centralized government passed through w/out any hindrance post 9/11, & tell us that they'll put governmental constraints on monopolies WHEN said monopolies attempt to singularly corner the market on whatever their chosen product might happen to be, in order to obscenely jack up prices simply to make a chosen tiny select group of a few people massively wealthy, AND to do ALL of this with most of Western Europe's simple form of liberal socialism- AND gahd-d#mn...I'd welcome'm as liberators, & hold my own f'ck'n parade in their honor...

    <sighhh /> id!ot...
     

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