On June 14-15, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany visited the Archduke Franz Ferdinand at his home about 20 miles south of Prague. The Archduke was the heir to the Habsburg throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The Kaiser came to discuss the future of Europe, but to also see the Archduke’s rose garden. Fate was about to overcome both men. Two weeks later, on June 28, the Archduke and his wife Sophia would be dead from an assassin’s bullets in Sarajevo, Bosnia. And in just over six weeks, the Kaiser would send his armies into Belgium. The ensuing world war would be the most horrific conflict then known in human history.