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How Magellan circumnavigated the globe - Ewandro Magalhaes

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On September 6, 1522, the "Victoria" sailed into harbor in southern Spain. The battered vessel and its 18 sailors were all that remained of a fleet that had departed three years before. Yet her voyage was considered a success, for the "Victoria" had achieved something unprecedented – the first circumnavigation of the globe. Ewandro Magalhaes shares the story of Magellan’s journey.

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  • Educator Ewandro Magalhaes
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Composer Carlos Palomares
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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