Whiz-Bang Corner. Leavin (Lievin), 1917 [ASE label]

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Officers stopped at the crossing of a narrow gauge track marked with the sign "Whiz-Bang Corner" in reference to the sound made by German 77mm field guns. As the shells travelled fast than the speed of sound, the "whizz" of the shell was heard before the "bang" of the gun giving soldiers virtually no warning of the incoming artillery fire, hence the "take a chance" of the inscription.