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:

The USS Texas (BB-35) Was Intentionally Flooded During D-Day

USS Texas (BB-35) at sea

The USS Texas (BB-35) saw more combat action in her lifetime than most other US battleships, seeing service in both World War I and II,…

Pairing Female Engagement Teams with Infantry Forever Changed the US Military

Group of women serving in the US Marine Corps' Female Engagement Teams

Being a female in the US military, which historically has been largely made up of males, continues to be a struggle for equal treatment and…

May 15 Incident: When Japan Tried to Spark a War Using Charlie Chaplin

Two Japanese newspaper clippings + Portrait of Charlie Chaplin

On May 15, 1932, the world was almost plunged into an unexpected war. The Imperial Japanese Navy had organized a coup d’état through a series…

Inside a Submarine: A Glimpse Into the Lives of Those Serving Beneath the Ocean’s Surface

Submarine surfacing in the water

Submarines are among the most mysterious places on Earth, with only a small number of people having experienced what it’s like onboard one. While most…

Lance Corporal: The ‘Greatest’ Rank in the US Marine Corps

US Marines lifting themselves over a rope + Lance corporal chevron used by the US Marine Corps

When it comes to toughness, strength and skill, the US Marine Corps is regarded as the most intense and high-achieving branch of the US military.…

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider: The Best Attack Plane Ever Made

Douglas A-1H Skyraider of the 602nd Special Operations Squadron over Vietnam, June 1970.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider was not only an integral aircraft used following WWII, but it was also a deadly weapon capable of eviscerating the enemy…

Panamax: How the Panama Canal Has Impacted Naval Ship Design

Ship passing through the Panama Canal + Aerial view of the Panama Canal

Roughly 14,000 ships pass through the Panama Canal annually, but more than half can barely squeeze through the over 100-year-old locks, which are only 110…

Operation Unthinkable: Winston Churchill’s Plan to Invade the Soviet Union

Winston Churchill aiming a Thompson "Tommy Gun" while standing with American soldiers

The “Big Three” heads of the Allied countries during the Second World War – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and…

Carcano: The Italian Firearm That Has Been Completely Forgotten By History

Lee Harvey Oswald holding his Carcano rifle and a newspaper in his backyard + John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy riding in a car with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie Brill

On a sunny November day in Dallas, Texas, Lee Harvey Oswald leaned out the sixth-floor window of the Texas School Book Depository and aimed his…

Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat Meaning: Does Fortune Actually Favor the Bold?

Fortune cookie cracked open with a slip of paper reading "fortune favors the bold"

The Latin phrase fortis Fortuna adiuvat – which translates to “fortune favors the bold” or “fortune favors the brave” – has a long and storied…

The Best Navy Films to Ever Grace the Big Screen

Movie Card for 'Midway' + Sean Connery as Marco Ramius in 'The Hunt for Red October' + Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey in 'Master and Command: The Far Side of the World'

Hollywood adaptations of military life can often fall short when it comes to their accuracy. From over-exaggerated facts, over-the-top explosions and overlooked details, many war…

Battles of the Isonzo: Two Years, Over One Million Casualties

Austrian soldiers take aim with rifles on a mountaintop

Many of the bloodiest battles in World War I occurred along the Western Front. There was, however, another lesser-known combat theater that was as equally…