During the Napoleonic War, Odiham was the home of French prisoners of war.
In the shadow of the north wall of All Saints Church lie the graves of two French prisoners. It is a noble tradition in Odiham that their stones are scrupulously kept. One of them has these touching words: “He was a prisoner of war; Death hath set him free.”
Frenchman’s Oak, is an ancient tree situated on the west side of London Road. It is reputed to be a boundary tree denoting the limit of parole of French prisoners of war.