Great War Rising Sun Premium Collection

Great War Rising Sun Premium Collection

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  • Celebrates an iconic Australian military symbol, the Rising Sun Badge.
  • Includes replicas of all seven official badge patterns, dating from 1902 to the present day.
  • Also celebrates four fascinating, unofficial designs, created in WWI by Australian troops on the front lines!
  • Tremendously presented, housed in a sleek, timber-look case complete with metal inscription and plush interior.
  • Fantastic value-for-money - pay little more than $12 per piece!

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Celebrating one of Australia's oldest, most iconic national emblems, the superb First Great War Rising Sun Premium Collection is an eye-catching and intriguing chronicle of Australia's rich military history. Presented in a stylish case, complete with Rising Sun badge on the outer lid and detailed inscriptions on the inside, this set comprises top-quality replicas of all seven official badge designs - plus four unofficial designs, improvised by battalions to represent themselves while on the front lines!

Includes All Seven Official Rising Sun Badge Designs

Beginning with the first pattern from February, 1902, the set also includes a replica of the second pattern, from April, 1902, the third from 1904, fourth (1949), fifth (1954), sixth (1969), and seventh (1991), which is worn by today's armed forces.

Also Includes Four Unofficial Designs

In addition to the seven official types, multiple unofficial Rising Sun Badge designs were created over Australia's history, as individuals, units or corps adapted the emblem or inscription beneath to ensure that they were represented. Offering fascinating insight into the Great War, this set also pays homage to four unofficial badge designs from units serving in WWI: the AIF Camel Corps, 14 Australian Light Horse Regiment, 1 Remount Unit, and the British Red Cross - Australian Division. While official approval was never applied for, authorities turned a blind eye to the modification of the insignia by Australian troops, allowing these fascinating windows into Australia's military history to remain for posterity.

Superb Presentation, Including Detailed Inscription

Stylish enough to offer as a gift, this tremendous set is housed in a sleek presentation case, with an informative description on the inside. Both aesthetically-pleasing and informative, with its plush interior and sleek, timber-look casing, it offers a museum-style experience that echoes the timeless nature of the badge's significance in Australian culture.

Chronicles an Essential Component of Australia's Military History

There are few Australian emblems more instantly recognisable - or more quintessentially Australian - than the Rising Sun badge. Following Federation in 1901, the badge was created in 1902 to adorn Australia's newly-formed national armed forces, and variations of it have been donned ever since. With changes required for each official name change, or change of monarch, the seven official versions form a fascinating timeline of Australia's military past.

An excellent gift for any militaria buff, and likely to be hotly contested as we approach the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, do not miss the opportunity to secure this critical set!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue2016
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