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