Posts Tagged Dresden

A Portrait of Clausewitz As a Young Officer

This is another article I wrote for WarOnTheRocks’ (W)Archives column. It discusses, again, the newly found drawing of Carl von Clausewitz. You can read my initial post on the subject here. The new article explores the sketch’s possible dating. Dr. Gerhard Bauer, the expert historian of uniform and battlefield insignia at the Bundeswehr’s Museum of Military History in Dresden, was so [...]


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Carl von Clausewitz’s Letter to August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Recently I wrote an article for about a letter Carl von Clausewitz wrote to the poet August Wilhelm von Schlegel in 1808. It has been rediscovered in the vaults of the Saxon State Archives. The letter points to a problem with Clausewitz’s biography: despite his eminent place in Western military thought, no comprehensive collected edition [...]

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My Clausewitz Summer Tour

I do believe that seeing places firsthand gives a special vigor and sensibility to a story. So this summer, in order to understand and describe better Marie and Carl von Clausewitz’s story, I decided to travel through Germany. Some of the places I know very well, some are new to me. I lived in Berlin [...]

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