Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

Jay Foreman

8 ditë më parë

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Jay Foreman 7 ditë më parë
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yfelwulf 2 ditë më parë
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf 2 ditë më parë
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
Jimbob Robob
Jimbob Robob 2 ditë më parë
Planning for an invasion is a bit of the usual paranoid middle class overreach about the USSR. As if a conventional bombing campaign might not have preceded a nuclear one or sabotage and special ops by agents and special forces wouldn't have been a thing. Invasion indeed! How paranoid. It's as if the anxiety over Putin has pushed aside the collapse of the USSR under it's own deficiencies when it was revealed to be almost certainly incapable of such a thing and had been for decades.
yfelwulf 2 ditë më parë
@thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.
yfelwulf 2 ditë më parë
@Raged Ape evo Russia had Germany on the run before the Allies entered Europe they actually captured Berlin. They also at Americas request defeated Japan in just 2 weeks. America only fought 20% of the Japanese Army that had no equipment and had to steal food to operate. They used the A Bomb to stop them surrendering to Russia. FYI the British Army outfought and captured more territory than America in Europe you must have seen the movie version where America won.
Maciej Manna
Maciej Manna 3 orë më parë
OMG These Polish-pronunciation names on maps made my head hurt. And I am Polish... OMG, Roczyste... :)
SMGJohn 3 orë më parë
So Soviets wanted to turn the world to Communism through massive invasions supported by highly detailed maps just so they could colonise Mars and Venus in 1999, but Gorbachev and American CIA prevented it all? Damn, I really do live in the wrong timeline!
Caper Dz
Caper Dz 5 orë më parë
Me a russian watching this video: Кажется меня раскрыли...
Cos Its 167
Cos Its 167 6 orë më parë
Guys I...don't know how to tell you this but...the Communists won.
Cos Its 167
Cos Its 167 6 orë më parë
Yuri was right™️
Simon Kyrö
Simon Kyrö 6 orë më parë
The Soviet Union had mapped out the Swedish and Finnish archipelago far better than Sweden and Finland They had also mapped out Swedish/Finnish rivers/streams if they were suitable for their tanks to traverse
Neil Jakeman
Neil Jakeman 6 orë më parë
My father in law is Russian, and he told me the story of how ships going down the Volga River had pilots come on board at certain times during their voyage armed with special maps dating back to Stalin times to assist in the safe navigation. These maps were jealously guarded as 'secret' by the pilots, so you imagine their horror when after peristroika and the opening of borders with the West, a Captain produced a Michelin map of the Volga which was far more detailed than that held by the official pilots! The advantages of satellite photographic topography!
Mr Paulie Fenners76
Mr Paulie Fenners76 7 orë më parë
I saw a Russian kill a wolf with his bare hands in the news last week.... I did.
wolfgang amadeus gokart
wolfgang amadeus gokart 7 orë më parë
not to be a dick but I'm Polish and I had to turn on CC to see what Jay said around 0:50 lol
Louis Vanden Broucke
Louis Vanden Broucke 7 orë më parë
i prefere russian spies to american corporations
James Burton
James Burton 7 orë më parë
I never thought Hayley Cropper would become a cartographer.
ChaddlingK 9 orë më parë
Map Men: check out the Red Atlas it’s great Online shopping: unavailable Me: may as well buy the map men mug then.
Henry Webster Plays Violin
Henry Webster Plays Violin 9 orë më parë
Where did that second, slightly off-beat, “men” go from the end of the title music?!
Ephodix 10 orë më parë
Yeah, so, I have no idea what you said at 0:50. Care to explain?
Ephodix 6 orë më parë
@Jay Foreman oh, ok! That a literal translation and it doesn't really mean "well done" as in a complement. It means something is done well. More like a "-Hey, are you sure this translation is correct? -Tak, to jest dobrze zrobione".
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 7 orë më parë
“Dobre zdrobione” when pronounced properly (which I didn’t do) means “well done”.
Vitali Abadal
Vitali Abadal 11 orë më parë
Why is this video always in my reccomendations?
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi 11 orë më parë
Always? It’s not quite a week old yet.
Andreas Kristensen
Andreas Kristensen 11 orë më parë
1:24 - That's a nice topografisk kart over Norge. 👍
saledin2012 11 orë më parë
If i ever got spied on, I'll let them know who's the best Japanese Porn Actress of the year Thank you
Joshua Chin
Joshua Chin 12 orë më parë
Don't forget spreading communism 😂
Towshif E Rabbi
Towshif E Rabbi 12 orë më parë
Der Meester
Der Meester 13 orë më parë
When he said dont watch it now.. watch it later I for looking up gorbachevs pizzahut commercial.. I watched it Later.
twenty one cries for help
twenty one cries for help 13 orë më parë
Jay (I think I dont recall): Dont watch it now Watch it latee Me scrollimg to find it:.fuck
João Nuno Lourenço
João Nuno Lourenço 14 orë më parë
So the plan was to send polish soldiers to invade UK? Is there any way to see a complete picture of all these plans, or any alternate fiction based on this?
R. J. Lombardi
R. J. Lombardi 14 orë më parë
Vodka is poison... Also WW2 was a combined effort. But you know what the Russians did? They took care of the Grand Armee and Napoleon. They also sent the first satellite into orbit, (ok, ok all the former Soviet countries get a credit for the last one). Also what about Pushkin? Lermontov? Shostakovich? Solzhenitsyn? Yesenin? Gluhowski?
Mezelf Om dat hetkan
Mezelf Om dat hetkan 14 orë më parë
Russians fly unnanounced thru europe airspace with bombers and fighters they dont give a shit but if we do that in their airspace we get shot down after 1 min
Erie 14 orë më parë
Hey, first take is slightly offensive, we appreciated Sir Conan Doil works way to much back then so make our own version of Sherlock Holmes
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy 14 orë më parë
I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...
Shahin Tajeri
Shahin Tajeri 14 orë më parë
Russians scare me.
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy 14 orë më parë
Darius Tiapula
Darius Tiapula 15 orë më parë
Fun fact: Even MCU Hydra has Soviet spies in their ranks.:v
Sebastian Wolski
Sebastian Wolski 15 orë më parë
Greetings from Poland my fellow map-mans
HauntedPancake 15 orë më parë
Mhhh, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists ... . Tough choice.
Wyatt Epp
Wyatt Epp 16 orë më parë
Congratulations, Uncle Colin.
armstrong germany
armstrong germany 16 orë më parë
'' secretest'' go and learn english and while you are at it.. Real history. ps. Russia made a huge contribution to winning WW2... almost as much as the UK. They didn't win it on their lonesome for us.
elforastero45 19 orë më parë
Winning ww2 Lmao
TrogledyWretched 19 orë më parë
This show has now superceded all content to become my favorite thing on ALnets. I'm impressed and overjoyed
Get yourself Together
Get yourself Together 20 orë më parë
I almost passed out when I saw that you’d uploaded another video. Love your stuff. See you guys again in 2022. 🤧
Get yourself Together
Get yourself Together 9 orë më parë
@Jade Nagi awesome, thanks for letting me know
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi 12 orë më parë
It’s one a month from November until September
Kaden Ling
Kaden Ling 20 orë më parë
map men
v1e1r1g1e1 21 orë më parë
But please don't think for one second that the Marxist Soviets had any intention of taking over the world. Oh no... all those excellent maps were made so that the Russians could have something for the KGB to do instead of taking up chess!
Maxwell_ Edison
Maxwell_ Edison 21 orë më parë
Green Shark
Green Shark 23 orë më parë
1:50 ah yes, the Sunderland. One of my favourite planes. (also I agree that it should be called a swimming plane)
hsm_ epic_return
hsm_ epic_return Ditë më parë
You lost me at "Russia" when talking about the Cold War. Soviet Union. It is not the same thing.
mijuo roui
mijuo roui 23 orë më parë
Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: I S T B O N
just don't.
just don't. Ditë më parë
why is this so cute? 6:05 I can't stop replaying it :D
mijuo roui
mijuo roui 23 orë më parë
I love that moments when British people try to say something in Polish, and they are very proud of the sound they just made, when they actually aren't even close :D
Stret173 Ditë më parë
Cypher791 Ditë më parë
I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...
Wizzkid3000 Ditë më parë
These maps are wonderful, I work in contaminated land so I use these maps all the time but never knew the history behind them :-D Maybe its time for the fire risk maps of London, they are fun!!
Magpie Of Truth
Magpie Of Truth Ditë më parë
Omg blink!
Δημητρης Καραμανος
Δημητρης Καραμανος Ditë më parë
Because they wanted to invade.
Julia Lilienstein
Julia Lilienstein Ditë më parë
Unfortunately, thanks to North Korea bringing back MAD and Cold War politics plus Trump getting rid of the Iran nuclear deal, now nukes have become an appropriate way to spend taxpayer money.
Morning_glory Monster
Morning_glory Monster Ditë më parë
As Victor Suvorov has noticed, one of the reasons for the 1941 German sucess was that USSR had no accurate maps of its own territory to give to its own troops although it had excellent maps of.... Germany. This tells us something of their pre-war plans, doesn't it?
Grogery 1
Grogery 1 Ditë më parë
I just read that Australian maps have been adjusted to allow for continental drift. Any chance of digging into that?
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Ditë më parë
Oh boy, you’re in luck! Stay tuned to this channel for another 3 weeks......
hoppuss44 Ditë më parë
Yet again the meme that the Soviets won the war by themselves. TL;DR it was a combined effort, the Allies wouldn't have made it without the Soviets and vice versa. Yes they absorbed circa 80% of German ground forces, but circa 80% of the Luftwaffe was kept busy by Allied bombing of Germany... The scale and impact of the bombing and the detriment it had to the German war effort cannot be over emphasised enough. At the height of the bombing, the RAF would send a stream of circa 1000 bombers to a single target in one night, whilst the USAAF kept them busy with similar numbers during the day. This is something the Soviets had absolute no capability to do, being entirely consumed by their efforts in the ground war. It was 24 hours round the clock and anything of military importance in Western and Central Europe (factories, industrial output, railways, roads, bridges) etc. that could be of use to the Axis was absolutely obliterated. More civilians died in a single night raid on Dresden than during the whole of the Blitz on Britain. It got so bad that entire supply chains ceased to function... Most of Europe was starving and emaciated due to the food shortages, millions of civilians were displaced etc. it was absolute anarchy. Not to mention the countless millions of tons of fuel, munitions, and other war materials etc. that were sent to the Soviets by both the UK and US via the Artic Convoys. In total they received tens of thousands of vehicles (trucks, aeroplanes, tanks etc.) and then they immediately stabbed us in the back with the Cold War. Stalin was as bad as the Austrian man but for some reason he, and the Soviets, get a free pass in modern culture. What about the gulags, massacre of Poles at Katyn etc. etc. the list of Soviet atrocities matches those of the Axis blow for blow. They were partners of convenience and nothing more. As soon as the war ended they then decided to hold the world to ransom for 50 years with the Cold War.
Кот Доступа
Кот Доступа Ditë më parë
siratthebox Ditë më parë
Russian's didn't win WW2. The Americans did.
Кот Доступа
Кот Доступа Ditë më parë
TheBestlaidschemes Ditë më parë
Jacob and Esau... the story continues...
Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim Ditë më parë
10,000 miles? how far anywhere on the world are you from the rings on youranus
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy Ditë më parë
military alliance between the two Imperial Empires.
Bogusz Szulc
Bogusz Szulc Ditë më parë
I love that moments when British people try to say something in Polish, and they are very proud of the sound they just made, when they actually aren't even close :D
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy Ditë më parë
I watch for the ads
noob2243 Ditë më parë
Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: *_I S T B O N_*
TheHabsification Ditë më parë
Ah cool I live in that Polish town of SAUFEND-ON-SJI
Luc Tréguier
Luc Tréguier Ditë më parë
Hilarious video
Alienhead Games
Alienhead Games Ditë më parë
the Russian word Jay says at 6:05 translates to nightmare
Duncan Crow
Duncan Crow Ditë më parë
When Russia was invaded by Alexander the fraud, the yellow Horde of regular Russian Army responded by pushing the rotters back right to the coast of France. The Russians redid all the maps back then and named a lot of European geography with Russian names that remain today. So the English got their fine maps from the Russians.
Ditë më parë
Hello from Russia! Привет из России!
vincent7520 Ditë më parë
CAN'T YOU CALM DOWN ???… Wha's the hurry ? You'd better speak slower to make your case … otherwise you'll be granted the "usual You Tube Common Place Prize". That's not something you want to be bothered by, ins't it? OK OK I'l subscribe anyway.
vincent7520 Ditë më parë
Your statement maybe right but I can tell you the Paris (France) map at 5:25 is far from being exact : streets are missing, the Mint facing the Pont Neuf on the left bank is entirely obliterated (I was born on one of the surrounding street in 1948 and lived in the same till 2003 !…), passages through blocks are not mentioned (essential when we're talking military occupation) … Russians have been known to be sloppy… or was Paris not so strategically important ?…
vincent7520 Ditë më parë
Update : the rue Visconti, passage Dauphine, Rue de Nesle, rue Mazet, is missing : that's a lot for a 400m x 400m square, not to mention the total inaccuracy of the rue Mazarine, rue de Bucy and rue Dauphine junctions, not to mention the inaccuracy of the rue Jacques Callot, rue de Seine, rue Guénégaud auctions the same spot … wow ! wow ! …
Dontclickme Ditë më parë
Well I mean... them supplying Germans have them the ability to start ww2...
vincent7520 Ditë më parë
Nice channel … but the introduction is very very corny…
Jamie Sully
Jamie Sully Ditë më parë
Love how Frome got a mention 😂
Dm3qXY Ditë më parë
For whatever reasons, i have the video playback on mute.. after scrolling along i see no indication of maps of Britain... leaving page.. bye...
Remittance Man
Remittance Man Ditë më parë
So the Russians made maps to help their soldiers invade Britain if they ever needed to. You think we didn't do the same? The only difference is we didn't lose the Cold War and let a whole bunch of our maps get into the wrong hands during the subsequent great bugout.
Ленивый матрос
Ленивый матрос Ditë më parë
- Откуда у них наши старые бумажные карты, Иван? - Не знаю, Иван, но хорошо что они не ничего знают о полной модели планеты в RedOctober.app
Говнокодер 8 orë më parë
ага ;)
Robert Nebot
Robert Nebot Ditë më parë
I watch for the ads
Adolfas Ramanauskas
Adolfas Ramanauskas Ditë më parë
Why would the allies want to give out detailed and oriented map of their airfields, ports and such... weren't they enemies?
A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur
A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur Ditë më parë
i am confusion.. you said it was definitely NOT potatoes!!!??
A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur
A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur 17 orë më parë
@Mark Cooper-Jones oh my god, thank you! this was going to bother me for the rest of my entire life!
Mark Cooper-Jones
Mark Cooper-Jones 17 orë më parë
Potato/potatoes are different
erobran2 Ditë më parë
@Jay Foreman, why the start of the intro have a map of Copenhagen (My City = Denmark) :-)?
groupsphera Ditë më parë
6:06 Ужас!
Aladeen Motherfucker
Aladeen Motherfucker Ditë më parë
Soviet Union is not same as Russia, wtf
devan pig
devan pig Ditë më parë
Space... lol
Nuthatch666 Ditë më parë
Correction: Vodka comes from Poland! Cheers guys :)
Random Account
Random Account Ditë më parë
0:03 "winning world war 2" How long until the triggered americans come and try to claim they did it? I give it half a minute
M G Ditë më parë
WOW THANKS MAP MEN. I'm going to SUBSCRIBE for more map stuff
Yash Pal Goyal
Yash Pal Goyal Ditë më parë
7:28 who's amanda rosh lee??
scrubby Bard
scrubby Bard Ditë më parë
So they can find and poison people with out Google maps
Bartosz Pawlicki
Bartosz Pawlicki Ditë më parë
0:50 Hey, I am both Polish and from Poland and somehow he said it so bad I cannot understand it... Good job
Luk Puk
Luk Puk Ditë më parë
Mark how did you break your nose? How long for this channel to pay for the surgery, it stands out like a sore thumb bro xD good vid tho
YEOLEWILLY Ditë më parë
Russia's "polish allys"
Rohit Rai
Rohit Rai Ditë më parë
4:40 here the real john davies and alexander kent www.wired.com/2015/07/secret-cold-war-maps/amp
Kiskaloo Ditë më parë
Sheldon and Amy! You look so different.
Graham Ariss
Graham Ariss Ditë më parë
I think actually the maps were part of Soviet Planning and thusly quite absurd, for example you show a Polish Airforce Map, very useful for an airforce that the Soviets would not entrust with any aircraft to be able to reach much beyond its borders, let alone to the south coast of England. Not only that, but in the Soviet Union the longer range your aircraft, the further you were placed from the border with the West and or strategic aircraft could only be crewed by personnel with significant family commitments so they would not be motivated to defect to the West, with an event such as an marital breakdown liable to see you posted to the east. However whilst the Soviet Union post Lenin had given up any idea of global domination focusing on its survival and post war tieing the west up in wars away from its borders I.e Korea, Vietnam, Middle East the map making department continued with Plan A, mapping and remapping the world for an occupation that not only would not but also could not happen.
Practical Russian with Tam
Practical Russian with Tam Ditë më parë
*Here are some Russian lessons and songs*
kirbyman1kanden7pf Ditë më parë
They added lots of land under the Robert Moses Causeway which isn't actually there and combined the small islands of East and West Fire Island into one, which is wrong, but otherwise pretty accurate map for this area Then again it's a really old map
Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi Ditë më parë
Other countries: we’ve heard of this undiscovered area where nobodies ever chartered before Britian: 0:14
Dylan Dreisbach
Dylan Dreisbach Ditë më parë
I honestly can’t tell if that picnic thing was a joke or not.
Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi Ditë më parë
1:22 Andropov was director of KGB. Began big corruption investigation. Started conflict with
Grubber Jt
Grubber Jt Ditë më parë
Interesting subject , pity about the idiotic presentation style.
Gerard Khachaturyan
Gerard Khachaturyan Ditë më parë
0:30 Is that Gillingham?
KayAteChef Ditë më parë
If your enemy has nukes... get some nukes too.
Albert Klarname
Albert Klarname Ditë më parë
Giorgianni Cartamancini
Giorgianni Cartamancini Ditë më parë
Got the video in my recommendation, the quality is amazing!
Craig Jones
Craig Jones Ditë më parë
I know this is probably an annoying comment to have, probably one you get a lot, but this is the first of your videos I've seen and I thought you were Beardyman, whom Wikipedia informs me is your brother. You bot sound and look so similar. Anyway, I'll carry on playing the video now,are it to 0.11 before I had to go and check. I'll drop by again later to comment on the actual content of the video, thanks, bye.
Thomas Luethi
Thomas Luethi 2 ditë më parë
@jayforemen you will have to checkout the application for the swiss maps (swiss topo) all swiss maps are available through the app. they are not as accurate as the swiss military maps i used, but the information those maps contain are insane
Карась Васин
Карась Васин 2 ditë më parë
что это за язык?
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