The Rainbow Warrior Incident


Associated Press. "Mitterrand Role Alleged in Greenpeace Incident." 11 Jul. 2005. []

On 10 June 2005, "the daily Le Monde published extracts of a 23-page, handwritten account by Adm. Pierre Lacoste, former head of the DGSE spy agency, in which he says [the late President Francois] Mitterrand authorized the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland's port.... The newspaper said that Lacoste prepared the report a year after the bombing and that it had remained secret since."

Derogy, Jacques, and Jean-Marie Pontaut. Enquête sur trois secrets d'Etat. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1986.

Dyson, John. Sink the Rainbow Warrior. London: Gollancz, 1986.

King, Michael J. The Death of the Rainbow Warrior. London & Aukland: Penguin, 1986.

Prieur, Dominique, with Jean-Marie Pontaut. Agent secrète. Paris: Fayard, 1995.

Sears, Richard, and Isabelle Gidley. The Rainbow Warrior Affair. London: Unwin, 1986.

Vert, Patrick du Morne. Mission Oxygène. Paris: Filipacchi, 1987.

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