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Follow the rainbow: beyond the bomb

Feature story | 29 December, 2004 at 0:00

What are the thoughts of someone who might be about to die for his beliefs? A recently uncovered audio tape from the early 1970s documents what Greenpeace activist David McTaggart had to say from the cabin of the tiny, wooden sailing vessel with...

Moruroa: Journey into the bomb

Background | 27 April, 2005 at 21:28

In June of 1972, David McTaggart raised a pair of binoculars from the deck of his 38-foot ketch, Vega. He and two crew had been 70 days at sea, and they were stationed in the forbidden zone outside Moruroa, the Pacific atoll where the French...

Evacuation of Rongelap Islanders to Mejato

Image | 1 May, 1985 at 0:00

Evacuation of Rongelap Islanders to Mejato by crew of the Rainbow Warrior. Rongelap was contaminated with radioactive fall out from American nuclear tests in the Pacific.

Greenpeace vessel Vega boarded by French

Image | 15 August, 1973 at 0:00

Greenpeace vessel Vega boarded by French commandos in Moruroa nuclear test zone. Skipper David McTaggart was hospitalised from his beating by commandos and almost lost the sight in one eye.

The Rainbow Warrior under arrest inside the

Image | 1 September, 1995 at 0:00

The Rainbow Warrior under arrest inside the 12 mile exclusion zone around the nuclear test site at Moruroa. The Warrior had been stormed and seized by French commandos as it entered the exclusion zone during an action to disrupt an imminent...

Podcast: In the shadow of a nuclear bomb

Generic multimedia item | 3 August, 2005 at 19:24

The fifth Podcast for Peace episode features an audio tape David McTaggart made in 1972 from his sailing ship, Vega, as it lay hove-to in the shadow of a French nuclear weapons test that he was attempting to stop with his presence.

David McTaggart audio diary on eve of nuclear blast.

Generic multimedia item | 17 December, 2004 at 0:00

David McTaggart's audio diary from Vega, his 38-foot Ketch hove-to in the forbidden zone of an imminent atmospheric nuclear test. Earlier this day, McTaggart had seen the balloon carrying the test device aloft over Moruroa. He and his crew...

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