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See how German troops parachuted behind the Maginot Line as part of the blitzkrieg against Allied forces


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NARRATOR: As in Poland, the blitzkrieg was violent--ruthless--and efficiently executed. Parachutists, dropping behind the lines, took strategic bridges. The French had been sure that their famous Maginot Line would protect them; but the Germans merely bypassed it. Within weeks they cut the Allied forces to pieces.

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