Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/David-McTaggart-in-Hospital-in-South-Pacific-27MZIFICTR56.htmlConceptually similarDavid McTaggart in Hospital in South PacificGP0J4MCompleted★★★★★★★VEGA boarded by French commandos in MoruroaGP0SNTReadyForCataloguing★★★★★★★VEGA boarded by French commandos in MoruroaGP033K6Completed★★★★★★Vega Tour 1973 Crew MembersGP034FGCompleted★★★★VEGA boarded by French commandos in MoruroaGP01E24Completed★★★★★★VEGA boarded by French commandos in MoruroaGP08HOCompleted★★★★★★VEGA boarded by French commandos in MoruroaGP0MWDCompleted★★★★★★David McTaggart at helm of Greenpeace vessel Vega, rendez vous with Rainbow Warrior during actions in South Pacific against French nuclear tests.GP0Y3XCompleted★★★★David McTaggart at helm of Greenpeace vessel Vega, rendez vous with Rainbow Warrior during actions in South Pacific against French nuclear tests.GP014UECompleted★★★★View AllGP02O3LDavid McTaggart in Hospital in South PacificDavid McTaggart in hospital after being beaten by French commandos during a protest against French nuclear tests in South Pacific. In August 1973, the Vega sails into the zone the French government has declared a prohibited area. On 15 August the yacht is boarded by a French navy commando. Nigel Ingram and David McTaggart (the photo shows D.M.) are beaten up and injured. Ann-Marie Horne manages to take pictures of the attack and smuggle them off the ship. (Greenpeace Witness book page 13) (Greenpeace 2001 page 23) (The Greenpeace story book page 29) (Greenpeace Changing the World page 32)ILocations:French Polynesia-Moruroa-Pacific Ocean-PolynesiaDate:16 Aug, 1973Credit:© Greenpeace / Ann-Marie HorneMaximum size:1693px X 2612pxKeywords:Actions and protests-French Government-Greenpeace campaigners-Illness-Men-Nuclear (campaign title)-Nuclear weapons testing-One person-VictimsShoot:Nuclear Action against French Nuclear Testing in MoruroaA sequence of images of French police boarding the VEGA and beating up McTaggart. The SV VEGA was boarded by French commandos in the nuclear test zone of Moruroa during a Greenpeace action to stop the tests.