Whoa whoa whoa! Why does Hiccox have a British gun when he and Hellstrom are pointing their guns at each others nuts? Shouldn't he have a german gun as not just a german soldier but a german officer?
If Quentin didn't think it was a significant use of symbolism, he wouldn't have made such a big deal out of pointing out the gun. It's totally supposed to be there.
Okay never mind, my bad. Looked it up and it was used by German officers during the war. Happy to be wrong.
Quentin spent years studying WW II, there's not a single blemish in Inglourious Basterds! We all know The Basterds ended the war. It's in the history books, don't you ever read!? >:(