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ON-LINE WRITINGS
BY CLAUSEWITZ

 
For a bibliography of Clausewitz's works published in English, click here
For a bibliography of Clausewitz's works published in German, click here.
   (This includes links to various on-line facsimiles.)
For a bibliography of Clausewitz's works published in French, click here.
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ON-LINE TEXTS:

1. Carl von Clausewitz, Hinterlassene Werke des Generals Carl von Clausewitz über Krieg und Kriegführung, 10 vols. (Berlin 1832-1837). Links to all 10 volumes of Clausewitz's collected works in the original German. (Vols. 1-3 constitute On War.)

2. Carl von Clausewitz, On War, trans. James John Graham (London: N. Trübner & Co., 1873). This is complete—the first complete version available anywhere on-line of this obsolete but still useful translation. (Most on-line versions contain only Books 1-4 of 8.) To directly compare the original German and the 1873 English translation, click here.] For a discussion/comparison of the various translations available, click here.

3. The German original, Carl von Clausewitz, Vom Kriege (Berlin: Dümmlers Verlag, 1832). Complete. You can directly compare the original German and the 1873 English translation here.

4. A French translation is Theorie de la grande guerre, trans. Lt-Colonel de Vatry, 3 vols., Paris: L. Baudoin, 1886-1887.

5. Carl von Clausewitz, Der Feldzug von 1815 in Frankreich, 2nd edition (Berlin: Ferd. Dümmler's Verlagsbuchhandlung, Harrwiß und Goßmann, 1862). This a transcription made for research purposes. A PDF in the original Fraktur typeface is here.

6. Christopher Bassford, Daniel Moran, and Gregory W. Pedlow, eds./trans., On Waterloo: Clausewitz, Wellington, and the Campaign of 1815 (published by Clausewitz.com via CreateSpace.com, 2010). This on-line book contains Wellington's initial battle report; two of Clausewitz's post-battle letters to his wife Marie; correspondence within Wellington's circle concerning Clausewitz's work; a complete, modern (2010) translation of Clausewitz's campaign study; Wellington's 1842 memorandum in response; and enlightening essays by the editors.

7. Carl von Clausewitz, Principles of War, trans. Hans Gatzke (Harrisburg, PA: The Military Service Publishing Company, 1942). Principles of War (1812) is NOT a summary of On War (1832) but a distant and quite different precursor.

8. Carl von Clausewitz, trans/ed Peter Paret and Daniel Moran, Two Letters on Strategy (Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute, 1984). (This website constantly changes its link structure, making it difficult to maintain working links. If you have difficulty finding stuff on CSI's website, try our local backup, in simplified HTML.)

9. Clausewitz, Carl von. Ueber das Leben und den Charakter von Scharnhorst, aus dem Nachlasse des General Clausewitz, in Historisch-politische Zeitschrift, herausgegeben von Leoplold Ranke, (Berlin, 1832). (About 10mb, PDF)

10. Clausewitz, Carl von. The Campaign of 1812 in Russia. Trans. anonymous [Francis Egerton, Lord Ellesmere]. London: J. Murray, 1843. From Carl von Clausewitz, Hinterlassene Werke des Generals Carl von Clausewitz über Krieg und Kriegführung, 10 vols., Berlin, 1832-37, Vol. 7: "Der Feldzug von 1812 in Russland," Berlin, 1835. (Does not include "Der Feldzug von 1813 bis zum Waffenstillstand" or "Der Feldzug von 1814 in Frankreich," which are contained in the original volume.)

11. Excerpts from Carl von Clausewitz, "Notes On Prussia In Her Grand Catastrophe of 1806," in Jena Campaign Sourcebook (Fort Leavenworth: The General Service Schools Press, 1922). Translated by COL [US Army] Conrad H. Lanza. Based on Clausewitz's Nachrichten über Preussen in seiner grossen Katastrophe, in Kriegsgeschichtliche Einzelschriften, X, Berlin, 1888.


See also on-line text: Christopher Bassford, Clausewitz in English: The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain and America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994). This discusses the problems involved in tracing Clausewitz's "influence" or "impact" on subsequent thinkers and actors, then investigates his "reception" in the English speaking world because we actually have meaningful evidence for that. Covers the era 1815-1945, with a substantial postscript on 1945-1994.


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