France: Uncovering a French Connection

A secret service is accused of terrorist activities

Who bombed the Rainbow Warrior? That has been the puzzling question ever since two explosions blew a hole in the hull of the 130-ft. converted trawler as it lay anchored in the harbor at Auckland, New Zealand, on July 10. A crew member was killed in the blast. The flagship of Greenpeace, the environmental group that opposes nuclear testing and the killing of whales, the vessel was due to lead a flotilla of ships into the waters around Mururoa Atoll, 700 miles southeast of Tahiti, to protest French atomic tests in the area. As the Rainbow Warrior lay prow up in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!