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In Vendée, the revolt is organized into the so-called Catholic and Royal Army but at the end of 1793 it is put down.
Republic trembled and is now going to avenge with no mercy. Under the Committee of Public Safety rules, slaughters will multiply. Dizains of thousands of prisoners are tortured, rapped, shot or drowned... The army hunt down Vendeans, including women, children and elders, to eliminate them metodically.
In 1986, young historian Reynald Secher publishes a thesis where he describes the slaughters from the Republican Army in Vendée and names them as genocide. This is the end of a 200 years taboo.
In this documentary broadcasted on France 3 on march 7th 2012, Franck Ferrand comes back on this silenced part from French national history.
La Vendée-Vengé, Le génocide franco-français - Reynald Secher
La désinformation autour des guerres de Vendée et du génocide vendéen - Reynald Secher
Le livre noir de la Révolution Française - Renaud Escande et collectif d'historiens