The German advance on Paris was stopped in September 1914 on the River Marne. By then the plan worked on painstakingly by the German General Staff was in tatters. Soon both sides extended their lines from Switzerland to the sea, and began about four years of trench warfare. On the Western Front the fighting turned into a war of attrition.
The Marne River
"The Marne River was the site of two battles during the First World War. The first battle was a turning point of World War I, fought in 1914. The second battle was fought four years later, in 1918."
The Prave River.
Mortagne in northeastern France
Marne Riveris where the US 3rd Infantry Division helped the French stop the German advance. The Division's nickname is now "The Rock of the Marne".
Southeastern France has a higher elevation. This is the place where the French Alps including Europe's higest peak, the Mont Blanc, are located. Northeastern France is composed of low plains and low-lying plateaus.
Nothing halted the German advance to France: the Germans advanced into France and conquered the country.They only stopped when France surrendered, leaving the Northern half under German occupation and the Southern half under the Vichy government which essentially collaborated with Germany.Some French troops, sailors and airmen escaped and joined the fight (and some French warships - notably the Richelieu battleship which, with the Allies, saw combat in the pacific).There was also the French Resistance.
Leffew is common French name in Northeastern France. During WWII many of this surname left their place of ancestry in Belgium and immigrated to France to avoid persecution.
'en avance' is the French for in advance.
Southeastern France has the highest elevation. This is where the French Alps are located, with the Mont Blanc, Europe's highest point (4810 m). Northwestern France is a region of low plains, northeastern France is a bit higher with the Vosges (al old, eroded mountain chain), and southwestern France is rather low-raising on average despite being bordered by the Pyrénées mountain range which separates France from Spain.
The official language of France is French
Its in Northeastern France directly across the English Channel from Dover. It is the closest French port from England. It is where the Nazis thought the Allied Armies would land-not Normandy!
"France" in English is France in French.