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We are survivors! Now they may have got their hands on some of our guns, but that does not make them men! They are animals! We will push them back! Drive them down! And they will not get through these doors!

Dreyfus' Army was a militia based in San Francisco and led by former police chief Dreyfus, tasked with providing security and reconnaissance for the San Francisco Human Colony.


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes[]


After the initial wave of the Simian Flu Pandemic, the human race plummeted to just 1 in 500 survivors, who were genetically immune and survived the global turmoil that broke out around it. As a result, much of the weaponry that was left behind by various disaster control agencies and the California National Guard was effectively claimed by a small community within San Francisco. Such weapons included a rocket launcher, multiple machine guns and at least one M1117 Armored Security Vehicle, which was more than enough weapons to start a small war and kill every ape in the neighboring ape colony if needed. Dreyfus and his community gathered the weapons and vehicles they could find and kept them under close guard in a storehouse while testing them out in targeting ranges.

Preparation for War[]

Knowing that the dam warehouse beyond the Ape Village was the only way to restore power to the city, Dreyfus allowed Malcolm to lead an expedition to the village and gave him instructions that if he didn't return on time, Dreyfus would lead his army up to the village and kill all the apes. Dreyfus later took a few men to the armory to test what weapons still work in case a battle arose. Unbeknownst to them, spying on the humans, Koba and his followers discovered the huge collection of weapons and plotted to use them to his advantage for a human massacre.

Battle of San Francisco[]

Koba later returned to steal an M4 Carbine rifle, killed two guards, and framed the apparent death of Caesar on the humans to encourage a vengeful attack on the humans. The apes looted the armory storehouse, taking many guns, and prepared to engage in a fierce battle. Trying to calm everyone down, Dreyfus reminded them of their will to survive and despite losing some weapons to the apes, they would not let them through the gates.

Starting at California Street, the horseback apes peppered the militia above the gates with gunfire. Dreyfus' people returned fire but losses were suffered on both sides beyond his comprehension, leading to Dreyfus using a rocket launcher to take out several apes near flammable barrels. Dreyfus' army then brought in an APC and gained the upper hand until Koba leaped into the vehicle and drove it into the gates, breaching the defenses and storming the city. Many humans were killed and presumably the least harmful humans were brought into captivity.

Dreyfus escaped capture with a few remaining men and planned to fire C-4 charges, sending a rocketing explosion through an incomplete skyscraper in hopes of killing the apes above for one last chance of revenge. Despite being stalled by Malcolm, he managed to fire the charges, killing himself and his men.

Following Koba's violent revolution, the apes had caused enough bloodshed and terror that ruined any chance of peace and ignited a war between the apes and surviving humans. Although Dreyfus did not live through the battle, any surviving members of his army likely joined the remnants of the U.S. military in the war ahead.

Known Members[]

Name Status Position Photo
Dreyfus Deceased Leader
Werner Deceased Radio Operator
Finney Deceased Soldier
McVeigh Deceased Soldier
Terry Deceased Soldier


  • It is unknown how many members of the San Francisco Human Colony are members of Dreyfus' Army, but it can be assumed that only humans who were brave enough or capable of handling firearms participated against Koba's revolution.


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Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis | Korina
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
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