A closeup of the ornaments on the bell dedicated to Secretary George C. Marshall. Photo by Stephen Voss for the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States.
The poetic inscriptions and reliefs on the bells of the Netherlands Carillon reflect the various segments of the mid-century, post-war Dutch society. The words and images on the bells combine in creating tableaux of Dutch history and struggles during the war, to form snapshots of Dutch hopes and aspirations.
Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor writes about these inscriptions in the April 2021 edition of The Bulletin of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Read the article here: