Images and Media

Page - July 7, 2017
From the Greenpeace archives, news outlets, documentaries, and more. A collection of useful images and media surrounding the Rainbow Warrior bombing.


A map showing Rongelap Atoll (red), Moruroa (purple), Auckland NZ (green).

A map showing key locations in Waitemata Harbour, Auckland. Stanley Point (red) where the French agents launched their zodiac and Marsden Wharf (purple) where the Rainbow Warrior was on the night of the bombing. The zodiac pilot fled towards Mechanic Bay (blue) while the divers swam to Auckland Harbour Bridge (green.)


Declassified NZSIS Report

Supplied to Greenpeace from New Zealand Security Intelligence Service in June 2017, this fifteen page file was declassified in May and provides useful information on the bombing and investigation. From timelines to which French agents involved, this is an invaluable tool for anyone studying the bombing. Click the image below to view.



The Boat and the Bomb is a 2005 documentary about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.



There are dozens of Greenpeace image collections available on our Media site.

For the history of the Rainbow Warrior including the bombing, click through to view this collection here.

Here you can find images of the crew on board the Rainbow Warrior in 1985, including photographer Fernando Pereira.

This collection shows the ship being scuttled at Matauri Bay.


From the Greenpeace archives.

Nuclear Free Pacific

Stop French Testing in the Pacific

France is murdering the Pacific


Press release from Greenpeace on anniversary of bombing, July 1986.

Open letter to the French President from French living in NZ, May 1985.

Letter to the French President from Rainbow Warrior, May 1985.

Telegram message from Helen Clark to Greenpeace, July 1985.

Letter from Tim Shadbolt to Greenpeace, aceepting Rainbow Warrior reception invite, April 1985.

Letter to Walter Lini, Prime Minister of Vanuatu from Greenpeace, 1984.

Letter confirming Federation of Labour's support of Pacific Peace Campaign, April 1985.

Invoice from Mt Eden Borough Council for reception of Rainbow Warrior event, June 1985.

Interactive Dive Site

You can take a look round the Rainbow Warrior wreck without even getting wet. Click through here to take a look around.