He is best known for his Comités de Défense Paysanne. In 1927, he moved to Rennes, in Brittany, and it was there that he founded his first Peasants" Defense Committee. Dorgères was awarded the Ordre de la francisque by Marshal Philippe Pétain for his work in the French right-wing.
Because of his fascist sympathies, Dorgères was imprisoned by the Allies during the liberation of France in 1944.
He was released because of work he had done with the Resistance during the war. In 1956, he was elected to the French National Assembly from the Breton town of Ille-et-Vilaine.
He remained in the Assembly until 1958.
The members of these Defense Committees were also known as "Green shirts" in the style of Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini"s Black shirts.