The bombing of the rainbow warrior was an historical event in new zealand that occurred on july 10th 1985 at auckland’s waitemata harbour when french. The french secret service frogman who attached the mines which sank the greenpeace flagship rainbow warrior in new zealand 30 years ago has apologised for his actions. On july 10th 1985, french intelligence agents acting under direct orders of president françois miterrand bombed the greenpeace rainbow warrior in auckland harbour to. Greenpeace activists from the flagship rainbow warrior today took action against the mass of coal ships in australian waters, waiting to export climate change. Date: 23 july 2008 by: rein, jocelyn author sharon holt has published a book entitled sabotage that tells the story of the bombing of the rainbow warrior from the. Introduction the bombing of the rainbow warrior was a huge event in new zealand that occurred on 10 july 1985 the bombing of the rainbow warrior was caused by.
David robie's book, eyes of fire, tells the story of the last voyage of the original rainbow warrior, a greenpeace campaign vessel bombed by french secret agents on. Shipwrecks diving into history the bombing of the rainbow warrior by lawrence paterson near motutapere island, three hours by boat north of auckland, lies a dive. The man in charge of france's intelligence service when it sank the greenpeace flagship rainbow warrior 20 years ago said the late françois mitterrand. The french agent who led an attack on the greenpeace ship 'rainbow warrior' 30 years ago has apologized publicly for the first time.
Remembering rainbow warrior: how french president mitterrand personally approved the attack on greenpeace 20 years ago. From 1978-1985, the first rainbow warrior was greenpeace international’s main vessel (it’s ‘flagship’) the warrior and was involved in different activities. April 23, 1985: french army lieutenant christine huguette cabon arrives in auckland under orders to infiltrate greenpeace june 22: french army ma. The sinking of the rainbow warrior ↑ nz trades with arms company whose us chief executive was a lead agent in the rainbow warrior bombing nz green party.
In auckland harbor in new zealand, greenpeace’s rainbow warrior sinks after french agents in diving gear plant a bomb on the hull of the vessel. Nuclear-free new zealand page 5 – sinking the rainbow warrior rainbow warrior bombing greenpeace mururoa protest international relations international trade. The french agent who carried out the rainbow warrior bombing has broken his silence. July 10th, 1985 the sinking of the greenpeace protest ship, rainbow warrior, was particularly significant in new zealand's history.
Why did france sink the rainbow warrior the bombing of the rainbow warrior only sounds shocking if we do not take into account the full history of french. Jean-luc kister was one of a team which planted mines on the rainbow warrior in 1985 french spy who sank greenpeace ship apologises for lethal bombing.
Next month marks the 30th anniversary of a turning point in the history of greenpeace on july 10, 1985, the greenpeace flagship rainbow warrior was bombed by french. Thirty years later: the bombing of the rainbow warrior by ed rampell – july 10, 2015 new zealand journalist david robie returns with two books commemorating the. Felling of a warrior, 15 july 2005, the guardian – article on 20th anniversary of rainbow warrior bombing including updates on further developments in the case.
Twenty years ago this week rainbow warrior was sunk by french agents in auckland harbour paul brown, who had sailed with the greenpeace flagship just days earlier. From greenpeace: the bombing of the rainbow warrior in 1985, french secret service agents planted two bombs and sank our ship the rainbow warrior one. This clip from the 1986 tvnz documentary the rainbow warrior affair shows a reconstruction of the events immediately before and during the bombing of the greenpeace. 30 years ago on the 10 july 1985, the rainbow warrior prepares to lead a flotilla of ships from new zealand to moruroa to peacefully protest against french.