This is the HUB for information about the history of the New Forest, Hampshire, England during WW2, based on the best selling book The New Forest at War which was first published in 2004. It subsequently became the basis for a DVD Documentary and an ITV /Colonial Pictures series 'Summer of '44' as well as generating substantial interest and support from Historians, Researchers and the general public.

The New Forest Revised and Updated ( is available now and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the book in recognition of the fact that it is now an established reference source for everyone with an interest, not only in the history of the Forest, but also in the history of Britains Home Front during WW2.

The original book was also used as a reference by the New Forest Remembers Wartime Memories Project under the auspices of the National Park Authority.

This is a unique book which will be of interest to everyone who lives in, works in and visits the New Forest. Dr Julian Lewis MP New Forest East

The author of this book is an accredited Historain and a recognised authority om the history of the New Forest Louise Martin, The Herald, Hythe

An excellent guide to the wartime history of the New Forest New Forest Visitor Centre, Lyndhurst.

Research enquiries welcome, War Walks, Assistance with Educational & Media Projects, Talks Given, Photo & Anecdotal Archives, Military and Family Ancestry.

Please ask if you need specific information about for example, Forest airfields, POW camps, Home Guard Units and remains of wartime constructions.

Please watch for details of The New Forest at War Revealed (new title) and our Educational Pack

The New Forest at War (new) documentary begings filming Spring 2014

Linking with local and UK wide organisations relevant to the history of the Forest and Britains Home Front during WW2

The New Forest at War and associated titles and material are Copyright 2004/2009/2014. No unauthorised use is permitted and infringments will be dealt with accordingly. For all clearances and terms of use please email to the address given in Contact Info.

Main picture courtesy of Hurst Castle/English Heriatge