The bombing of the rainbow warrior

The sinking of the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior was a major event that occurred on July 10, 1985, in Auckland, New Zealand. The Rainbow Warrior was a ship owned by the environmental organization Greenpeace, and it had been docked in Auckland as part of a campaign against French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. On the night of July 10th, two agents from the French intelligence agency, the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE), placed two limpet mines on the hull of the Rainbow Warrior. The explosions sank the ship, killing one crew member, Portuguese photographer Fernando Pereira. The crime was apparent … Continue reading The bombing of the rainbow warrior