I certainly don't disagree with this...By all accounts, Umberto was kind of a decent guy, though he shines in comparison to his family, which sets quite a low bar actually.
I assume that the somewhat half-baked arrangements for keeping Mussolini secure haven't changed, so the Germans will get him and use him as a figurehead, as OTL.Are the Germans able to create a puppet Fascist Republic here, or do they have to just set up a military administration as occupiers?
I hope I haven't made it look too clear-cut. The account given above is evidently much simplified and perhaps sanitised. However, I think there's a major factor here which is different, namely the status of Italian forces outside Italy, chiefly in the Greek theatre. OTL many or even most of these were disarmed and (not to put too fine a point on it) enslaved by the Germans. In the ATL they have a much better chance of being able to resist or (more likely) escape to Allied lines. Some at least of these will volunteer to join the Italian co-belligerent forces.It looks like Italy's switch of sides is more clearly cut ITTL, which should make Italian forces more cohesively resisting the Germans.
Parts of it at least - though Albania is basically on the Greek army's sector, so it will depend on how much support (logistical and air) the Franco-British forces will give. The US, as I've tried to emphasise, doesn't want to get too engaged in the eastern Med, because they think (correctly) that it is a sideshow as far as the primary objective of beating Germany is concerned. The Allies might also have worries - rightly or wrongly - about possible Greek territorial ambitions. The Northern Epirus Question would be an awkward issue to handle. They will be wary of anything that might lead to London & Algiers having to referee a Greek-Albanian dispute, and certainly would not want Epirus to distract from the wider war. Still the Allies might also feel that Athens, having fought bravely and effectively, deserved a favourable hearing for its claims. Can I call @X Oristos for an expert view on this?I guess that liberating Albania is very easily within the Allies' capabilities now?