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War of words fought on toilet walls

THE AFGHAN mountains may well go down in history as the place where Britain’s military wags met their Portaloo …

With American soldiers claiming they might have done better had they, rather than the Royal Marines, been allowed to carry out recent sweep operations and the marines already facing criticism from Whitehall, reporters at Bagram air base are kept carefully screened from most of the acrimony.

There is, however, one place where it very visibly spills over – in the Portaloos.