maybe the Italian soldiers were smarter than some others
Given mediocre weapons at best and not enough of them, poorly supplied and poorly lead (at times from the rear) is it any wonder that even brave men might loose heart or wonder what they were sacrificing themselves for?
Some units did fight well but with tales of multiple trucks being used to transport the commanders wine celler while the troops walked and ate poor rations it is little wonder that some units did not.
That's sadly hundred per cent true: a disgusting difference among officers and troops that had no equals in the other western warfares.
But you will admit that in all countries not all the units fought similar? That's simply human, I think