No, it is a historical example to demonstrate a point. Just as, historically, from the Spanish Civil War, the Italians wrongly concluded: their slower, more maneuverable biplanes were better than modern monoplanes and cautious ambush submarine tactics will win the day. Just because lessons are learned does not always mean they are the correct ones. Sending the troops was not detrimental, it was leaving the vast majority of Italian equipment behind when they left Spain. When? The Winter War or the Continuation War? Meaning less though, as the Finns never got that far in either war.