About us

Bringing History to Life

Bringing History to Life

Our Mission

Beyond Band of Brothers' mission is to preserve the memory of the men who fought and died in World War II, and to ensure that future generations will have a chance to honor and be educated about the exploits of those American patriots who participated in this history-defining conflict. BBoB believes that visiting these battlefields is the best way to keep the memory of their sacrifice alive. D-Day took place 75 years ago, but the war's memory is still alive and relevant to those whose parents' and grandparents' lives were affected by it; BBoB intends to ensure that this memory will be just as relevant 75 years from now.

Over its decade of operation, the company realized that the tourism infrastructure near the American landing sectors is in need of improvement. While the British and Canadian beaches of Gold, Juno and Sword are well-served by hotels and memorials thanks the proximity of the UK and a high level of British historical interest, the regions of Omaha and Utah have been comparatively neglected due their remoteness from the United States. BBoB hopes that local infrastructural developments such as the construction of the new hotel and the battlefield memorial will encourage more Americans to visit Normandy and experience the places where U.S. military contributed to the downfall of the Nazi regime in Europe. The local government of the Community of Communes of the Cotentin Bay shares the company's vision of tourism development and has lent significant support to the hotel construction project.

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Project

The Team

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Peter Gaal

CEO and Founder

Mr. Gaál, who previously worked in management positions at corporations such as IBM and Microsoft, was inspired by his family's wartime stories to reach back to his family's European heritage and start up his own business, launching the company's first WWII history tour in 2008.

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Nicolas Kelemen

Architect SARL

Nicolas Kelemen, is a graduate of Columbia University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Since then, he has designed several public buildings, many of them with institutional and thematic links to World War Two and Normandy.

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Jean-Pierre Lhonneur

Mayor of Carentan

M. Lhonneur has been the mayor of Carentan for over 10 years, and head of the “Baie du Cotentin” District (Utah Beach, Ste Mère Eglise and Carentan) since 2014, an administrative district with over 23,000 inhabitants, during the same time.

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Visit Normandy and we give you the experience of a lifetime

The landing beaches of D-Day are something you should see at least once in your life.