The Italians had no inclination to fight the British and even less the Americans, when they joined the war.
There was also a massive class divide between Officers and the enlisted man. This made morale very low and did not help create a fighting force. Italians were happy to be left alone.
The Italian army was also a foot one. Hardly any units were motorised and that would prove a problem in the vast expanses of desert and the seesaw nature of the campaign.
The British were lucky when they attacked in Dec of 1940 as they had only had limited objectives. The advance was so uncontested, that they kept going until they had Benghazi and Tobruk.
Being Italian, I love to laugh at my WW2 army’s dismal performances and unwillingness to throw their lives away for someone else’s glory.
When the Italians switched sides, however, things got very bloody as civil war broke out amongst the Fascists and Communists. Many Italians proved they were not afraid of dying once they had a real cause and future in which they believed.
My dad’s dad was in Africa, Russia and later ran and hid from the Fascists in Tuscany.
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1. Can you purposely not convoy raid when at war with a power (b/c i will earn like 10 more for russia capturing berlin if i didn’t convoy raid)
2. “Collect 10 IPCs, once, for Soviet capture of Berlin (Germany). Theme: National prestige”
I know that it says once, but I think that this might be just to say that you don’t continuously collect it. So… say Russia captures Berlin and then Germany captures it back… can i earn the 10 ipcs twice?
3. can tactical bombers intercept?
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2. Pretty sure no.
all 3. REALLY sure NO