The Mule in Military Service is an in-depth study into the use and treatment of military mules. The author looks into how these creatures have been utilised throughout various wars, including during the First and Second World Wars.
The author claims that the number of animals involved in these times of conflict would have been huge, but that their story has been marred by the hardship and often unnecessary cruelty they suffered.
Often overlooked in accounts of military history, as horses and camels have a more prominent stance in military history, Anthony hopes that his book will portray just how vital a part mules have played in the wars and in times of operation in the British and imperial era Indian armies.
Anthony Clayton was previously a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has also been of service to the Territorial Army as a part-time reserve.