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Il était une fois - Les Amériques
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Travel back in time to the pre-colonial Americas, up to Cortés's invasion of Aztec territories, in the instructive animated series Il était une fois - Les Amériques (Once Upon a Time - The Americas).

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Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This new episode of "Il était une fois..." covers Cortés and the Aztecs. The story starts in 1519, when Ferdinand Magellan attempts to circumnavigate the earth. His ship makes it as far as Brazil.

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Maestro recounts the events just before Ferdinand Magellan's untimely death in 1521, only a year after he discovered the passage that would allow him to circumnavigate the globe.

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Aztecs are apprehensive about the arrival of the white men. It is a bad omen. Spanish conqueror Cortés is appointed Captain and will be heading toward new territories.

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

November 18, 1518... Cortés, the ambitious adventurer, sets out to discover and conquer the unknown empire of Mexico at daybreak before Velasquez has a chance to stop him.

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Cortés is negotiating with the friendly natives of Mexico with the help of his interpreter, who had been shipwrecked in a previous expedition and speaks Mayan. They are offered a young woman slave, Malintzin, who speaks Mayan and Aztec.

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Cortés exchanges gifts with the Aztec Emperor, Montezuma. An excellent diplomatic move on both sides!

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Tension is building between the Aztecs and the Spaniards, not to mention within Cortés's own ranks. Despite this, the conquistador rallies his troops to conquer Mexico.

Il était une fois - Les Amériques - 9. Cortés et les Aztèques - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Cortés sets out to conquer Mexico with his four hundred men, sixteen horses, and seven cannons. He is joined later by native forces, the Totonac warriors.

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