Would taking Leningrad after spending a million lives there improve greatly the logistics for further Germany operations ? Germany was short in resources; logistics could only effectively move them and not create. Revamping the railway along highways to Moscow could cost less ? For Finland, M and R's policy would be the reason of stopping in front of Leningrad. Taking it would improve logistics to Finland: cargo unloaded there and then shipped in smaller boats and transported by rail northward. Finland's policy does not risk, obviously; and it is the reason that Italian troops to finish the job. Taking Leningrad at least involves some urban warfare, in which Italian troops' resourcefulness, brevity and grittiness are very useful in that Darwinian process for triumph. According to their performance in defense, they possessed those characters. By the same token, Rommel and Italian command shall use these character for defending North African ports once German blitzkrieg take them west of El-Alamein. British troops could try amphibious landing but as the battle in Dunkirk showed, it is difficult, not to mention Italian battleship will attack the landing British forces.