Rosemary Giles

Rosemary Giles is a history content writer with Hive Media. She received both her bachelor of arts degree in history, and her master of arts degree in history from Western University. Her research focused on military, environmental, and Canadian history with a specific focus on the Second World War. As a student, she worked in a variety of research positions, including as an archivist. She also worked as a teaching assistant in the History Department.

Since completing her degrees, she has decided to take a step back from academia to focus her career on writing and sharing history in a more accessible way. With a passion for historical learning and historical education, her writing interests include social history, and war history, especially researching obscure facts about the Second World War. In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys spending time with her partner, her cats, and her horse, or sitting down to read a good book.

Articles by Rosemary Giles:

The Rats of Tobruk: How A German Insult Was Reclaimed as a Proud Nickname

Australian soldiers sheltering in a cave

At the beginning of the Second World War, Libya was still an Italian colony. As the only deep port in the eastern part of the…

Vietnam War Traps: 9 Viet Cong Booby Traps That Defined the Vietnam War

American soldiers walking along a rice field

The Vietnam War was infamous for the guerrilla warfare the American forces were largely unprepared for. The Viet Cong were on home turf and used…

131,553 Allied Pilots and Airmen Trained in the ‘Aerodrome of Democracy’

Eight RAF pilots standing together in their uniforms

At the outset of the Second World War, the United Kingdom was faced with many problems, one of which was how to train the aircrews…