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:

Frogmen Were Deployed to Search for a Nuclear Device in Palomares Following a Broken Arrow Incident

US Navy frogmen standing next to a boat and inflatable raft on the beach

In the annals of aviation history, few broken arrow incidents have had the potential for catastrophic consequences quite like the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash. This…

The Bravery and Dedication of US Army Chaplains During the Korean War

US Army Chaplain performing a funeral service with several soldiers in attendance

The above image, captured during the Korean War, shows one of the many roles chaplains filled during wartime: honoring the dead during burial services. Taken…

Emperor Hirohito’s Brother Criticized Japan’s War Crimes In the Second World War

Professor B. Williams and Takahito, Prince Mikasa walking near a building

In the annals of Japanese history, Prince Mikasa holds a unique position as both a member of the Imperial Family and a vocal observer of…

Casualties of Dunkirk – Mother Laying Flowers At Her Son’s Grave

Jane Thompson laying a wreath at her son's grave

The Battle of Dunkirk remains etched in history as a testament to human resilience and sacrifice. As Allied troops faced imminent defeat on the shores…

Frogmen Were Hired to Work On the Set of ‘Raise the Titanic’

Frogman pulling a replica of the RMS Titanic through the water

Raise the Titanic (1980) is an epic adventure film that captivated audiences with its audacious premise and grand scale – even if it wasn’t very…

The Story Behind a Lockheed P-38G Lightning Wreck Off the Southern Coast of France

Wreck of a Lockheed P-38G Lightning on the seafloor

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a versatile and highly capable fighter used by the United States and other Allied countries in both the European and…

Leonard Matlovich Was the First Serviceman to Out Himself in Protest of the US Military’s Homophobic Regulations

Portrait of Leonard Matlovich

Outside of his service during the Vietnam War, US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich fought a very different kind of battle, one against the…

Japan’s Secret Weapon for the Invasion of British Malaya Was… Bicycles?

Man riding a bicycle while holding an umbrella

During World War II, Japan employed a seemingly innocuous ally: the bicycle. As the empire faced logistical challenges and scarce resources, these manually-driven vehicles played…

Comedian Rob Riggle Continued to Serve In the US Marine Corps, Even After Making It In Hollywood

Rob Riggle speaking into a microphone on stage

Rob Riggle isn’t just a familiar face in the entertainment industry – he’s also a decorated military veteran. Prior to gracing our screens with his…

Leslie ‘Bull’ Allen Single-Handedly Rescued 12 Wounded American Soldiers at Mount Tambu

Leslie "Bull" Allen carrying an injured American soldier through the jungle

During the chaos of World War II, countless heroes emerged. Among them was Australian stretcher bearer Leslie “Bull” Allen, an extraordinary individual whose courage and…

Royal Engineer Divers Are Some of the World’s Finest Frogmen

Three Royal Engineer Divers crossing a road

When it comes to military operations in challenging underwater environments, the Royal Engineer Divers are a distinguished and highly-skilled force. This elite group combines engineering…

Battle of Khe Sanh: The Siege That Shook America

US Marines standing together in uniform

The Vietnam War, one of the most contentious conflicts of the 20th century, witnessed numerous fierce enagements that left a lasting impact. Among them was…