darling-downs

anonymous asked:

Also consider Steve heaving about Peggy being impaled. Or Steve with Peggy's blood literally on his hands.

“Oh God. God. Peggy, don’t move, alright?”

Peggy trying to smile at Steve, even though she’s effing impaled. “Calm down, darling. Always…always so dramatic.”

Later, after she’s patched up in bed with Steve hovering over her. “You will tell no one that you carried me out of that place. It’ll get out and be adapted for that wretched radio show, and then I’ll be listening to Betty Carver telling Cap how she’s sorry, if she’d just screamed a little louder, gotten his attention a little faster…”

Steve holding her as tight and close as he can without hurting her, shaking his head at her priorities. 

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It was good knowing you Junpei

THE BROTHERS GORDON

Life for Alexander Gordon of Greenmount in the Darling Downs changed on 15th August 1914. On that day, his son Leslie, a 23 year old road works contractor, enlisted for service with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and was shipped off soon after to France on the HMAT A15 Star of England.

Leslie was followed by his older brother Harvey, 26, who enlisted later that month. Then brother Norman, 19, enlisted on the 1st of September 1914; 18 year old Huntley joined up in April 1915; brother Douglas, 19, enlisted on the 21st September 1915, only to be joined a day later by the last of the Gordon brothers, Kenneth, who had just turned 19 years old.

The six brothers enjoyed the spectrum of what military life has to offer. Leslie obtained the Commemorative Anzac Medal; Kenneth went on to serve in WW2; and Norman rounded out the experiences with a service record in Egypt of gambling, disobedience and a hospital visit for V.D.

The Great War is littered with stories of siblings lost to warfare. 2800 sets of Australian brothers perished between 1915 and 1918 at Gallipoli, Palestine and on the Western Front.

More surprisingly, in this case, is that all six of the brothers Gordon survived WW1 and were shipped home. Imagine the atmosphere at the Gordon home when all the brothers reunited under the same roof after the trauma of warfare.

The Queenslander - 23 October 1915

http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/ww1/2015/04/22/the-brothers-gordon/