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Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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  1. Jay Foreman

    Jay Foreman

    8 өдрийн өмнө

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    • yfelwulf

      yfelwulf

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

    • yfelwulf

      yfelwulf

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

    • Jimbob Robob

      Jimbob Robob

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      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

      yfelwulf

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.

    • yfelwulf

      yfelwulf

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @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.

  2. Mattness Pl

    Mattness Pl

    59 минутын өмнө

    Link to polish map, please, pretty please🙏

  3. jakey1995abc

    jakey1995abc

    Цагийн өмнө

    I thought the Polish did take over the UK though?

  4. Dennis Cambly

    Dennis Cambly

    Цагийн өмнө

    it all started with beep, beep, beep, beep in 1957

  5. Ivan Renov

    Ivan Renov

    Цагийн өмнө

    How did they do it!? Answer: “they be the best at *I spying*

  6. Klara

    Klara

    2 цагийн өмнө

    well......... why does snapchat have the best map overall?

  7. LOSERFACE

    LOSERFACE

    2 цагийн өмнө

    But would they include Thameslink on their tube map?

  8. Your No Beater

    Your No Beater

    2 цагийн өмнө

    2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣

  9. sonofbulldozer

    sonofbulldozer

    2 цагийн өмнө

    Ive seen the Russian map of Barrow-in-Furness with the shipyard marked in very good detail

  10. Quiet Corner

    Quiet Corner

    2 цагийн өмнө

    I like your Russian secret agent at 3:43. Trigger Happy TV, "you're not grey squirrel?"

  11. Fr00ter

    Fr00ter

    3 цагийн өмнө

    Just stumbled upon this 😂 wtf those guys are so weird and funny

  12. Rick Jason Obrero

    Rick Jason Obrero

    4 цагийн өмнө

    You missed the last 'men' on the song.

  13. Tomek

    Tomek

    4 цагийн өмнө

    PotatoeS? :)

  14. Oliver and Rory O'Neill

    Oliver and Rory O'Neill

    6 цагийн өмнө

    THIS IS THE BEST INTRO EVER!

  15. Suðringa o

    Suðringa o

    7 цагийн өмнө

    STOP PEDDLING TE MYHT THE RUSSIANS WON WW2.

  16. Гуглеслав Ютубов

    Гуглеслав Ютубов

    7 цагийн өмнө

    Кошмар... То есть, круто).

  17. Phyarth

    Phyarth

    7 цагийн өмнө

    Hungarians also made a spam a lot :) spam anagram maps.

  18. Chavdar Naidenov

    Chavdar Naidenov

    9 цагийн өмнө

    But why would Polish pilots - or American, for that matter - be interested in the British pronunciation of British place-names? In order to ask local air-control for permission to bomb? Or to ask for their way to the target-city? Oh, I know. Foreigners are stupid. Otherwise, they would be British.

  19. Andrew Hine

    Andrew Hine

    10 цагийн өмнө

    How many Russians fought in the Pacific Theatre in WW2? Zero. Russians didnt win WW2

  20. Aussie Aus Deutschland

    Aussie Aus Deutschland

    11 цагийн өмнө

    To These blokes.... Didn't you know, Education shouldn't be funny and that, while having a laugh it might actually sink in to audiences memory... Thats wrong wrong wrong Wrong. Its supposed to be BOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIIIINNNNNNNG🥱🥱😴😴😴😴 Nah just stirring yas. Some of your videos reminds me of Monty Python's skits, and I end up waking up the missus or the baby from my laughter late at night. Keep Up The Good Shit 👍 ya Funny Fuckers👍🤣👍

  21. Rex Holes

    Rex Holes

    13 цагийн өмнө

    LOL whats laughable is thinking the Polish troops would have tried that hard for the USSR.

  22. cd6xc

    cd6xc

    14 цагийн өмнө

    1:21 I mean, Andropov is dead, but if he was alive, he would DEFINITELY know who we all are, that was basically his job.

  23. Maciej Manna

    Maciej Manna

    17 цагийн өмнө

    OMG These Polish-pronunciation names on maps made my head hurt. And I am Polish... OMG, Roczyste... :)

  24. SMGJohn

    SMGJohn

    18 цагийн өмнө

    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!

  25. Caper Dz

    Caper Dz

    19 цагийн өмнө

    Me a russian watching this video: Кажется меня раскрыли...

  26. Cos Its 167

    Cos Its 167

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Guys I...don't know how to tell you this but...the Communists won.

  27. Cos Its 167

    Cos Its 167

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Yuri was right™️

  28. Simon Kyrö

    Simon Kyrö

    20 цагийн өмнө

    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

  29. Neil Jakeman

    Neil Jakeman

    21 цагийн өмнө

    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!

  30. Mr Paulie Fenners76

    Mr Paulie Fenners76

    21 цагийн өмнө

    I saw a Russian kill a wolf with his bare hands in the news last week.... I did.

  31. wolfgang amadeus gokart

    wolfgang amadeus gokart

    21 цагийн өмнө

    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

  32. Louis Vanden Broucke

    Louis Vanden Broucke

    22 цагийн өмнө

    i prefere russian spies to american corporations

  33. James Burton

    James Burton

    22 цагийн өмнө

    I never thought Hayley Cropper would become a cartographer.

  34. Peter Mallia

    Peter Mallia

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Why do people use that phrase, "destroyed many times over"? Because surely by the first time it's destroyed, there's nothing left to destroy, so one can't destroy something many times over unless they first rebuild it before once again destroying it. Sorry lads, my just Brainworks that way, I can't help it, it's like fir eg, when one has long hair, they go get it cut short And Someone says, have you had you hair cut, or when you're putting your coat on and someone always says "what are you looking out then". Enjoyable video.

  35. ChaddlingK

    ChaddlingK

    23 цагийн өмнө

    Map Men: check out the Red Atlas it’s great Online shopping: unavailable Me: may as well buy the map men mug then.

  36. Henry Webster Plays Violin

    Henry Webster Plays Violin

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Where did that second, slightly off-beat, “men” go from the end of the title music?!

  37. Ephodix

    Ephodix

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah, so, I have no idea what you said at 0:50. Care to explain?

    • Ephodix

      Ephodix

      21 цагийн өмнө

      @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

      21 цагийн өмнө

      “Dobre zdrobione” when pronounced properly (which I didn’t do) means “well done”.

  38. Vitali Abadal

    Vitali Abadal

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Why is this video always in my reccomendations?

    • Jade Nagi

      Jade Nagi

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Always? It’s not quite a week old yet.

  39. Andreas Kristensen

    Andreas Kristensen

    Өдрийн өмнө

    1:24 - That's a nice topografisk kart over Norge. 👍

  40. saledin2012

    saledin2012

    Өдрийн өмнө

    If i ever got spied on, I'll let them know who's the best Japanese Porn Actress of the year Thank you

  41. Joshua Chin

    Joshua Chin

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Don't forget spreading communism 😂

  42. Towshif E Rabbi

    Towshif E Rabbi

    Өдрийн өмнө

    MAP MEN IS BACK

  43. Der Meester

    Der Meester

    Өдрийн өмнө

    When he said dont watch it now.. watch it later I for looking up gorbachevs pizzahut commercial.. I watched it Later.

  44. twenty one cries for help

    twenty one cries for help

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Jay (I think I dont recall): Dont watch it now Watch it latee Me scrollimg to find it:.fuck

  45. João Nuno Lourenço

    João Nuno Lourenço

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  46. R. J. Lombardi

    R. J. Lombardi

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  47. Mezelf Om dat hetkan

    Mezelf Om dat hetkan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

  48. Erie

    Erie

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

      Өдрийн өмнө

      I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...

  49. Shahin Tajeri

    Shahin Tajeri

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Russians scare me.

    • yaliso gioouy

      yaliso gioouy

      Өдрийн өмнө

      допустим

  50. Darius Tiapula

    Darius Tiapula

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Fun fact: Even MCU Hydra has Soviet spies in their ranks.:v

  51. Sebastian Wolski

    Sebastian Wolski

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Greetings from Poland my fellow map-mans

  52. HauntedPancake

    HauntedPancake

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Mhhh, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists ... . Tough choice.

  53. Wyatt Epp

    Wyatt Epp

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Congratulations, Uncle Colin.

  54. armstrong germany

    armstrong germany

    Өдрийн өмнө

    '' 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.

  55. elforastero45

    elforastero45

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Winning ww2 Lmao

  56. TrogledyWretched

    TrogledyWretched

    Өдрийн өмнө

    This show has now superceded all content to become my favorite thing on MNmore. I'm impressed and overjoyed

  57. Get yourself Together

    Get yourself Together

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

      23 цагийн өмнө

      @Jade Nagi awesome, thanks for letting me know

    • Jade Nagi

      Jade Nagi

      Өдрийн өмнө

      It’s one a month from November until September

  58. Kaden Ling

    Kaden Ling

    Өдрийн өмнө

    map men

  59. v1e1r1g1e1

    v1e1r1g1e1

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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!

  60. Maxwell_ Edison

    Maxwell_ Edison

    Өдрийн өмнө

    tgabj

  61. Green Shark

    Green Shark

    Өдрийн өмнө

    1:50 ah yes, the Sunderland. One of my favourite planes. (also I agree that it should be called a swimming plane)

  62. hsm_ epic_return

    hsm_ epic_return

    Өдрийн өмнө

    You lost me at "Russia" when talking about the Cold War. Soviet Union. It is not the same thing.

    • mijuo roui

      mijuo roui

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: I S T B O N

  63. just don't.

    just don't.

    Өдрийн өмнө

    why is this so cute? 6:05 I can't stop replaying it :D

    • mijuo roui

      mijuo roui

      Өдрийн өмнө

      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

  64. Stret173

    Stret173

    Өдрийн өмнө

    допустим

  65. Cypher791

    Cypher791

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...

  66. Wizzkid3000

    Wizzkid3000

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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!!

  67. Magpie Of Truth

    Magpie Of Truth

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Omg blink!

  68. Δημητρης Καραμανος

    Δημητρης Καραμανος

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Because they wanted to invade.

  69. Julia Lilienstein

    Julia Lilienstein

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  70. Morning_glory Monster

    Morning_glory Monster

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  71. Grogery 1

    Grogery 1

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I just read that Australian maps have been adjusted to allow for continental drift. Any chance of digging into that?

    • Grogery 1

      Grogery 1

      16 цагийн өмнө

      @Jay Foreman I will, I am actually hoping to find out if my recently reduced opinion of google maps has any thing to do with this.

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Oh boy, you’re in luck! Stay tuned to this channel for another 3 weeks......

  72. hoppuss44

    hoppuss44

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

      Өдрийн өмнө

      stfu

  73. siratthebox

    siratthebox

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Russian's didn't win WW2. The Americans did.

    • Кот Доступа

      Кот Доступа

      Өдрийн өмнө

      stfu

  74. TheBestlaidschemes

    TheBestlaidschemes

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Jacob and Esau... the story continues...

  75. Carlos Slim

    Carlos Slim

    Өдрийн өмнө

    10,000 miles? how far anywhere on the world are you from the rings on youranus

  76. yaliso gioouy

    yaliso gioouy

    Өдрийн өмнө

    military alliance between the two Imperial Empires.

  77. Bogusz Szulc

    Bogusz Szulc

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

      Өдрийн өмнө

      I watch for the ads

  78. noob2243

    noob2243

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: *_I S T B O N_*

  79. TheHabsification

    TheHabsification

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Ah cool I live in that Polish town of SAUFEND-ON-SJI

  80. Luc Tréguier

    Luc Tréguier

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Hilarious video

  81. Alienhead Games

    Alienhead Games

    Өдрийн өмнө

    the Russian word Jay says at 6:05 translates to nightmare

  82. Duncan Crow

    Duncan Crow

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  83. BREXIT MEANS BREXIT

    BREXIT MEANS BREXIT

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Whoooo GORBACHEV YEY

  84. ๋

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Hello from Russia! Привет из России!

  85. vincent7520

    vincent7520

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  86. vincent7520

    vincent7520

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

      vincent7520

      2 өдрийн өмнө

      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 ! …

  87. Dontclickme

    Dontclickme

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Well I mean... them supplying Germans have them the ability to start ww2...

  88. vincent7520

    vincent7520

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Nice channel … but the introduction is very very corny…

  89. Jamie Sully

    Jamie Sully

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Love how Frome got a mention 😂

  90. Dm3qXY

    Dm3qXY

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    For whatever reasons, i have the video playback on mute.. after scrolling along i see no indication of maps of Britain... leaving page.. bye...

  91. Remittance Man

    Remittance Man

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  92. Ленивый матрос

    Ленивый матрос

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    - 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

      Говнокодер

      23 цагийн өмнө

      ага ;)

  93. Robert Nebot

    Robert Nebot

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I watch for the ads

  94. Adolfas Ramanauskas

    Adolfas Ramanauskas

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Why would the allies want to give out detailed and oriented map of their airfields, ports and such... weren't they enemies?

  95. A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur

    A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    i am confusion.. you said it was definitely NOT potatoes!!!??

    • A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur

      A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur

      Өдрийн өмнө

      @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

      Өдрийн өмнө

      Potato/potatoes are different

  96. erobran2

    erobran2

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    @Jay Foreman, why the start of the intro have a map of Copenhagen (My City = Denmark) :-)?

  97. groupsphera

    groupsphera

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    6:06 Ужас!

  98. Aladeen Motherfucker

    Aladeen Motherfucker

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Soviet Union is not same as Russia, wtf

  99. devan pig

    devan pig

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Space... lol

  100. Nuthatch666

    Nuthatch666

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Correction: Vodka comes from Poland! Cheers guys :)

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