A rare gem from 1968: When the Daily Mail tracked down L. Ron Hubbard in Tunisia - 2016-08-17

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F347.png A rare gem from 1968: When the Daily Mail tracked down L. Ron Hubbard in Tunisia August 17, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Once again our great tipsters come through, and we just want again to express our gratitude. We're deep into several big projects that we expect to turn into good things down the road, so for now we appreciate all the help we get from our great correspondents. (Speaking of big projects, these dog days of summer will soon end, and Scientology is going to have a very interesting autumn. We know of at least four major newspaper pieces coming, two television series, and several books, and that's all on top of Louis Theroux's movie, coming out in Australia in September and the UK in October. It's going to be some cornucopia at harvest time this year!)

Today's treat comes courtesy of a correspondent who pores through old newspaper files, tracking down things for us that may have been overlooked. He turned up a real gem this week, and we wanted to share it with you.

It's a rare interview of L. Ron Hubbard conducted on the yacht Royal Scotman in 1968, before the ship was renamed the Apollo. The ship was docked in the Tunisian port city of Bizerte (spelled Bizerta in the article), and Daily Mail reporter Peter Smith tracked Hubbard down there for this August 6, 1968 article.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = A rare gem from 1968: When the Daily Mail tracked down L. Ron Hubbard in Tunisia | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/08/17/a-rare-gem-from-1968-when-the-daily-mail-tracked-down-l-ron-hubbard-in-tunisia/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = August 17, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}