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Remembering Fernando Pereira 1950 - 1985

Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:43

He joined the crew of the Rainbow Warrior to bring his pictures of French nuclear testing to the world. When secret service agents bombed the ship, they killed Fernando Pereira, a man who dedicated his life to peace. A determined photographer, a...

Background to the bombing

Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:41

At the time of the bombing, the Rainbow Warrior was about to lead a group of anti-nuclear testing vessels into the Pacific. To appreciate why the ship was bombed by the French government, it's important to understand the political environment of...

Bibliography and further reading

Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:43

Useful further reading on the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.


Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:53

On 11 July 1985, news spread of dramatic explosions on the Auckland waterfront. Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior had been sunk while moored at Marsden Wharf. One crew member, Fernando Pereira, had been killed. Navy divers who retrieved his...

French Secret Service Agents

Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:37

Two French agents served time in prison for their part in the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, but there were many others involved in its planning and execution. Many of those involved have simply disappeared.

Timeline: The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:42

The Rainbow Warrior bombing took place on July 10, 1985, but it had been in the planning for months, and had repercussions that would last for years.


Page | July 7, 2017 at 11:46

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior made headlines around the world, and has been the subject of many articles, books and documentaries. Here you'll find some of the interviews conducted on those involved, and their reactions years after.

Remembering the Warrior

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 10, 2012

Today is the 27th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents here in Auckland harbour. That is a long time ago now, but every year at this time I am reminded in crystal clear detail of...

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