The National Archives have announced a number of talks and events, many of them free over the coming months. With the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, there's a free talk on the 5th August 2014 at 2pm entitled: "The Royal Navy and British Army Go To War: Mobilisation and their Roads to War 1914." This talk will discuss what happened to the Royal Navy and the British Army between the end of July and the end of the first week in August 1914, how the two services were mobilised for war and what records The National Archives holds and what the records tell us. The speaker will be William Spencer, the Principal military specialist at The National Archives. More details including how to book a place on the event can be found at The National Archives website.