The 100th anniversary of Armistice is the most significant world-wide event of the 2014-2018 Centenary of the Great War. It is both a celebration of peace and a remembrance of service and sacrifice.
We have created an exclusive range of commemorative items to mark this occasion, featuring Australian designs inspired by a generation’s sacrifice and a nation’s gratitude.
A very special bear to commemorate 100 years since the guns fell silent.
Inspired by the time-honoured heritage of traditional British and continental mohair teddy bears, the Spirit of Remembrance bear hearkens back one hundred years – to a time when so much was lost, and when our nation made a Promise to Remember.
Armistice Centenary Ltd Edition Bear
Armistice Bear is the first Great War collector bear not to be allocated a name or service number—he is every digger who served. He honours their service and sacrifice and remembers the courage of those who returned to build Australia’s future.
Armistice Peace Penny
Special Armistice Centenary edition of the Little Aussie Bears. All Little Aussie Bears stand 200mm tall.
Little Armistice Sailor Bear
Little Armistice Digger Bear
Little Armistice Flying Bear
Little Armistice Nurse Bear
The poppy is our symbol of remembrance. Our stunning range has something for everyone, from exquisite jewellery, to drink coolers, badges, pennies and more.
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Great War Bears are proud to be part of ‘Bears to School’, a national not-for-profit initiative to help primary school children connect to lessons about service, and to commemorations that honour those who serve. Visit AnzacBears.com.au to select your school and send a bear to school. In the hands of teachers these bears animate lessons in a way that respects the ages and learning needs of our youngest. Proceeds from donated bears are given to support veteran and military charities.
Australia’s five-year government Centenary of Anzac program has led the world in honouring the memory of our diggers and enshrining their memory into the hearts of future generations.
Australia in the Great War has been proud to be at the forefront of supporting our nation’s commemorations. Every piece we have released in the most considered and historic commemorative offerings ever created, has carried the sentiment and significance of the anniversaries we have remembered. We have proudly and faithfully shared the journey from the onset of war; through the Gallipoli campaign; to the Western Front and Middle East and importantly, we have remembered our forebears who served on land, at sea and in the air. The Centenary or Armistice is the final instalment.
We have engaged millions of Australians in sharing stories and tributes to our diggers – past and present – and have along the journey raised more than $400,000 for the veteran’s charity Soldier On, while also helping hundreds of other military charities raises millions of dollars more for their work with veterans and families.
It has been our great privilege to be a part of the 2014-2018 Centenary and we will continue to work with veterans’ organisations, schools and communities to inspire the depth of understanding that gives meaning to Remembrance.