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Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage of Exercise RUKUS (Russian, United Kingdom and United States)
Description: (Tape 1) Aerial shots of British, Russian and US ships in formation and entering Portsmouth, 26 April 1996.
(Tape 2) Arrival into Portsmouth of the Type 42 destroyer HMS Gloucester, the Russian Navy anti-submarine vessel Admiral Levchenko and the US Navy frigate USS Samuel B Roberts on 26 April 1996, prior to the start of exercises.
(Tape 3) Press conference about Exercise RUKUS, Portsmouth, 2 May 1996.
(Tape 4) Shots of Admirals on the bridge of HMS Gloucester during Exercise RUKUS.
(Tape 5) general views of ships and helicopters at sea, ships of the three nations working together and simulated boarding operations with British, US and Russian forces.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
Giles, Roger (Production individual)
Antrobus, Stuart (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 30; Running time: 150 mins (ca)
Notes: Summary: Exercise RUKUS (Russian, United Kingdom and United States) was designed to promote cooperation and understanding between the navies of the three nations. The proceedings included tripartite talks and naval exercises based around the scenario of a naval embargo in the Adriatic.