Army & Navy - Long Way Around

From an evacuation hospital somewhere in North Africa came a symbolic anecdote:

The commanding colonel had a little villa with the unusual luxury of running water. But for conservation's sake he found it best to shut off the water part of the day; at such times a bucket of water was kept beside the toilet to be used in flushing it.

Came some brass hats to inspect the hospital. Presently the ranking officer of the party disappeared into the toilet and the colonel heard an unusual fuss. He went in to see what the trouble was and found the officer standing on...

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