Elisabeth Edwards

Elisabeth Edwards is a public historian and history content writer. After completing her Master’s in Public History at Western University in Ontario, Canada Elisabeth has shared her passion for history as a researcher, interpreter, and volunteer at local heritage organizations.

She also helps make history fun and accessible with her podcast The Digital Dust Podcast, which covers topics on everything from art history to grad school.

In her spare time, you can find her camping, hiking, and exploring new places. Elisabeth is especially thrilled to share a love of history with readers who enjoy learning something new every day!

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Articles by Elisabeth Edwards:

Here’s Why Saddam Hussein’s Plan to Engage the Coalition in WWI-Style Trench Warfare Failed

Side by side photos of a M1 Abrams tank and Saddam Hussein

During the Gulf War, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein used surprising tactics to fend off coalition forces. One idea, in particular, stands out as exceptionally outlandish…

HK433 Rifle: The Frankenstein Gun That Is Taking the World by Storm

Side by side images of the HK433 and the G36

German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch took a unique approach when designing one of their most renowned rifles. The G36 was devised in the 1990s…

The Surprisingly Sweet Role Ice Cream Played During World War II

British troops eating ice cream at a shop counter

Whether it’s a photograph of a loved one, a favorite meal or one of the many simple commodities we take for granted at home, the…

Relic Hunters Surprised By What They Discovered In WWII-Era ‘Swamp Ghost’ Bomber

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress in flight

While flying over Papua New Guinea in 1972, airmen from the Royal Australian Air Force spotted something strange in the swamplands below. The large object…

Why is Russia Using the Soviet-Era KS-19 Anti-Aircraft Gun in Ukraine?

KS-19s lined up in front of a building

Recently, Russian forces have been spotted using KS-19 anti-aircraft guns during the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. The Soviet-era artillery piece is without a doubt powerful enough…

The Best Submarine Movies to Ever Premiere on the Big Screen

Sean Connery as Capt. Marko Ramius in 'The Hunt For Red October' + Still from 'The Hunt for Red October'

Submarines are among the most secretive military vessels, with only a small percentage of individuals having experienced what life’s like beneath the surface of the…

The Tragic Fate of the USS Grenadier (SS-210) and Her Crew

Memorial for the USS Grenadier (SS-210)

For over 70 years, nobody knew the fate of the USS Grenadier (SS-210). Struck by a Japanese aircraft, the submarine sank to the bottom of…

Marine Movies That Best Represent What It’s Like to Be a Leatherneck

Still from 'Full Metal Jacket' + Still from 'Sands of Iwo Jima'

Each branch of the US military carries its own unique history, skills and protocols. However, out of all of them, the Marine Corps is widely…

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) Found After a Century; First US Destroyer to Be Sunk By An Enemy Vessel

Smoke emanating from a ship hit by a torpedo + The USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) at sea

On December 6, 1917, the Tucker-class destroyer USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) was sailing from Brest, France to Queenstown, Ireland. However, the ship never reached its…

The British Were Harvesting Soldiers’ Organs During WWI

Soldiers kneeling over an injured comrade on the battlefield

A book by Canadian historian Tim Cook has brought to light some disturbing evidence regarding a British program that saw the harvesting of slain Canadian…

5.56 vs 7.62: Which is the Better Long Distance Round?

Hand loading a magazine + Table lined with 7.62 x 51 mm NATO rounds

5.56 x 45 mm vs 7.62 x 39 mm; when it comes to ammunition, these two cartridges are among the most prolific and well-known. They’re…

USS Grayback (SS-208) Found After 75 Years; What Was Onboard Was Unexpected

USS Grayback (SS-208) at sea

Seventy-five years after she first disappeared off the coast of Okinawa, the wreck of the USS Grayback (SS-208) was discovered at the bottom of the…