Philip Graves

major Philip Perceval Graves (* 25. February 1876 in Ballylickey Manor, County Cork, Ireland; † 3. June 1953 ) was even there an important British journalist and author of anglo Irish origin, foreign correspondent of The Time, and. A. in Konstantinopel, where it exposed “minutes of the ways of Zion “as (anti-Semitic) falsifications.


Graves studied in Haileybury and Oxford and became a prominent journalist and author. The family Graves is a prominent anglo Irish family, which brought numerous important personalities out of the public life, among other things also in Germany well-known writers Robert Graves, which was a younger half brother of Philip Graves. The stepmother of Philip and nut/mother of Robert was a German, a large niece famous citizens of Berlin of the historian Leopold of climbs.

It was a correspondent London Time in Konstantinopel from 1908 to 1914. In this time it supplied itself with to embittered press feuds with the editors of the local German-language newspaper Osmani Lloyd. 1914 had to leave Graves like all British Konstantinopel. It served 1946 in the British army of 1915-1919 on the Middle East theater of war and returned then up to its retirement to “Time”. Immediately after the First World War it exposed” minutes of the ways of Zion “in a set of articles in “The Time “as anti-Semitic falsifications. Starting from 1919, on the high point of the Irish liberty fight, Graves reported as of “Time” - correspondent from its homeland. It knew numerous prominent nationalistic leaders such as Michael Collins and Cosgrave and reported over all key moments of this critical period of Irish history. Afterwards it was active for Time as foreign correspondent in India, the Levante and on the Balkans and finally returned to the Londoner editorship. Its most monumental work was a 21-bändige history of the Second World War, which it made to volume for volume still during the war. It received numerous international honors, among other things he was French knight of the Ehrenlegion, and received the Italian crowning medals.

After its book concerning Palestine “The country OF Three Faiths” followed numerous other works, among other things by it published the life memories king Abdullahs of Transjordanien in the year 1950, and several (nature) scientific and historical publications.

With its numerous journeys Philip Graves developed an active interest in Entomologie, particularly in the reference to Lepidoptera. He collected butterflies in the Near East, Palestine, on Cyprus, in Egypt and also in England. It published scientific articles in entomologischen technical periodicals. Besides it was interested in celtic Altertümer and in the fishery. It was member of the Royal Irish Academy.

After its retirement 1946 Graves withdrew itself to its countryseat into Ireland and dedicated themselves mainly to its zoo-logical hobbies. A brother of Philip Graves, smelling pool of broadcasting corporations Graves, served the Near East starting from 1903 as a British colonial civil servant in and was a last British mayor von Jerusalem.


  • Briton and Turk. London, Hutchinson Publishers, 1941
  • Palestine, the country OF three faiths. 1923
  • The question OF the straits. Ernest Benn Publishers, 1931
  • note IR OF King Abdallah OF Transjordan (edited by P. Graves, translated from the Arabic by G. Khuri), London, Jonathan Cape, 1950



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