Well, technically, France wasn't running away since they were too busy being invaded and getting raped. No water to separate France and Germany see? Italy was first too busy not caring, then too busy trying to get on the Reich's good side and in the end too busy being invaded and getting raped as well. When you look at it that way, I'd run away too.
The French would surrender, the Italians would retreat and then they would get together and produce the best food and wine, the most stylish clothes and cars in the world and make love to each other's beautiful women who are dressed in the most seductive lingerie you will ever see.
I hope they do go to war. It would be the best war ever. Make love not war!!!