I read a novel titled [Eye of the Needle], it's written by Ken Follett, a British author. Its about a German spy codenamed the Needle, it takes place in England, before and during the war. The spy is given the order to find out if General Pattons's army really exists and to radio back to the German High Command in intel. He is then to escape England by a German U-Boat that is to pick him up allong the coast. Of course those event never took place, its just a story, but i'm interested in the spies that operated out of England. I know that the Germans sent operatives into England, did Italy do the same and I heard that the USA even sent a spy into England, at the beginning of the war, is that true?