As the new Rainbow Warrior is launched 20 years since the sinking of the original, we look back at its predecessor, which was famously bombed by French secret agents in a shocking act of state-sponsored terrorism.
For the first time, we reveal exactly what happened when a murky plan to sink the Greenpeace flagship unfolded. The ship sank but the agents' blunders saw the spies quickly arrested. This powerful report follows the trail of 'Operation Satanic' back up to it's source at the top of the French government. Interviews with the French Ministers responsible and the agents involved. Many speak for the first time. "Of course I regret that somebody died", says Dr. Xavier Maniquet, "but we were just following orders".