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Title:EXERCISE BRIGHT STAR, EGYPT, NOVEMBER 1995 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6563
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Unedited coverage showing activities of the Type 42 destroyer HMS Cardiff (D108) during Exercise Bright Star 1995.
Description: (Tape 1) Scenes on board HMS Cardiff, including shots of her Lynx helicopter. Extensive aerial and ground shots in and around Cairo West Air Base, Egypt, where the multinational forces are assembling. Shots of routine (swabbing decks etc) on board Cardiff.
(Tape 2) (Described as "Split Tape 1A".) Night sequence showing Cardiff coming to the assistance of the cargo vessel Helena, which has a split hull due to a collision with another vessel. Second sequence on tape shows Beirut harbour from on board Cardiff.
(Tape 3 to 7) Further activities of HMS Cardiff and her crew, including extended coverage of the goodwill visit to Beirut and the Lebanon after the end of Exercise Bright Star.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) Film and Photographic (Production company)
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: 7
Footage: 30; Running time: 200 mins (ca)
Notes: Summary: Exercise Bright Star is a regular (usually biennial) joint forces exercise organised by US Central Command and hosted by Egypt, and meant to test Egyptian joint forces in a simulated combat situation. In 1995, in addition to the United States, Egypt invited Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates and France to take part.
Technical: labelled "Original". Tape were originally numbered 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.