THE RAINBOW WARRIOR AFFAIR

Author: Shears (Richard) & Gidley (Isobelle)
Year: 1986
Publisher: Counter/Unwin Paperbacks
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 9780049000414
Price: 4.00
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Paperback. Who sank the Rainbow Warrior - and why? Shortly before midnight on the evening of July 10, 1985, a mysterious bomb blast shattered the peace of Auckland harbour. As their flagship the 'Rainbow Warrior' keeled over, members of Greenpeace scrambled for the safety of the wharf - with the exception of Fernando Pereira, the organisation's photographer. Returning to his cabin to rescue pictures and equipment he was caught in a second explosion and went down with the ship. The incident created an international storm which inflamed still further growing international anger against French activities in the Pacific. With their colonial presence in parts of the South Pacific arousing increasing opposition and French nuclear tests at Mururoa under intense world scrutiny, the stage was set for confrontation. The authors have combined their knowledge of the region with thorough on-the-spot investigators, revealing a complex and sinister chain of events involving all levels of the French Government - from Secret Service operatives to the Defence Minister. This is the first full account of this extraordinary cloak-and-dagger affair which New Zealand's Prime Minister David Lange called 'an act of International terrorism'. Illus. + Maps and Cast of Characters. 217pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.

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