I do not think Adolph Hitler was a brilliant strategist at all. He was just filled with greed and that caused him to push his troops and force his engineers and scientists to be better but in the end his greed caused his loss.
What made Hitler brilliant was how he came to power. Of course he used every dark took at his disposal like any other authoritarian but that's how it goes when you are blood drenched in greed for power.
Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. He came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.
Hitler was just a man in the perfect spot, at the perfect time. Some of the people or soldiers working/fighting for Nazis were far better than him. Heck, even Rommel was so close to become a Führer, if the bombing of Hitler was successful, and his first move would be to end the War. (Historical fact). Many people that took part on the War (German side) were working for an ideal, not Nazi ideal, but for a better tommorow. It is easy to trick people/masses do something and believing that they are doing it for another (Or noble) reason.
The former London mayor suspended from the Labour party after saying Hitler had supported Zionism in the 1930s.:
He told BBC London: "When Hitler won his election in 1932, his policy then was that Jews should be moved to Israel. He was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews." Ref. Source 7o.