The German forces, reinforced by the addition of troops who had been fighting the Russians on the Eastern Front, began to push westwards in the Kaiserschlacht – the Kaiser’s Offensive.
Following the Russian Revolution in 1917, Russia was no longer a threat to Germany and the Kaiser was able to reinforce his forces on the Western Front. The Kaiserschlacht, the Kaiser’s Offensive, began in March 1918 to push the Allies out of Belgium. Heavy fighting resulted in the reinforced German forces driving the British and French back to the Rivers Somme and Avre, between Amiens and Compiègne in the centre of the line, while the flanks in the north and south largely held. During this time, the 20th Hussars remained with the 5th Brigade and operated both mounted and dismounted.