Działania agenturalne polskich służb specjalnych w okresie międzywojennym
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Agents activities of the Polish special services in the between the wars period
The activities of the Polish counter-intelligence in the between the wars period greatly depended on the political situation. Moreover, the changing international arrangements, the growth of foreign intelligence activities also influenced the defensive bodies. Agents work was an essential part of the secret activities. The Secret Service effects depended on their effectiveness. The motives to recruit agents were of great importance as they were a kind of binder in the co-operation period. The training of collaborates helped to gain necessary information, allowed to draw right conclusions from the observation and evaluate the recognised phenomena. The comparative analysis and checking the credibility of information was an important matter. The command of special services conducted periodical verifications of the agents in order to eliminate ineffective collaborates and improve the efficiency of activities. Poland’s protection against the influence of foreign intelligence was a very complex process. Therefore military branches tried to recognise the intentions of Germany and the Soviet Union. This goal was achieved to a certain degree, depending on the possibilities.