This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Soldiers struggle to get stubborn mules on ship, circa 1917.

  • Description

    Relief Force.

    Location of events unknown / unclear, possibly Russia.

    Soldiers struggle with stubborn mules; trying to get them to go up a ramp onto a ship. MS scene; some pulling and pushing mule as other soldiers and mules stand around watching. CU side view - struggle going on; mule rearing up a few times and backing up; before finally giving up and going up the ramp.

    Then another mule seems to appear - (cuts to scene in progress). This white mule is giving a lot of trouble; a crowd of men push it. They give up and try again. MS scene; looking towards ship; with ramp in centre; more men are leaning against rail on deck; watching the entertainment from above.

    More slapstick mule pushing. Some jumpy cuts, a really mean mule this time they try winding rope around back of mule. Eventually the animal breaks away; CU man holding rope; mule pulling. MS 2 more mules. One sits down for a second; jumps up, then they each go up quickly.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:16:00 / 01:13:03:00
    ON 130 A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment