The ingenuity of Gordon Vaughan (audio)

An extra from Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war (audio)

Historian Meg Parkes explores the resourceful work of Private Gordon Vaughan, a Liverpudlian post office engineer, who fashioned medical instruments from discarded tin cans and tubing that helped save lives in a Chungkai prison camp.

Image: Courtesy © Ashley George Old (and Estate), Pictures Collection, State Library Victoria, H95.61/21