Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

16 dagen geleden

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Jay Foreman 15 dagen geleden
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iamthewallrus 3 dagen geleden
@Paul Sangiorgio men men men men
Tsass0 4 dagen geleden
@Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare
Todd Howard
Todd Howard 5 dagen geleden
who cares what they have just came to drop a dislike, i h 8 stup i d videos with clickbaity titles, just pause em as soon as the load dislike usually block the channel and move on
yfelwulf 10 dagen geleden
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf 10 dagen geleden
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
Andrew Flow
Andrew Flow 8 uur geleden
Sooo u rly did esperanto subs and did not russian subs??? )
Steel Fixer
Steel Fixer 9 uur geleden
Absolutely brilliant like milk
Nafi Islam
Nafi Islam 9 uur geleden
as per usual, the english are beaten at their own game. It's like poetry in motion
B4rker_Boii 12 uur geleden
Teesside UTB🔴⚪️🔴🇦🇹
The Internet Peasant
The Internet Peasant 13 uur geleden
Polish "allies" is...somewhat generous to the Soviets, no?
Eel Marwen
Eel Marwen 14 uur geleden
Baldavier 16 uur geleden
www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2021/01/26/unbuilt-london-the-channel-tunnel-terminus-at-white-city/ Are you still doing the unfinished London series ?
Wind Wind
Wind Wind 17 uur geleden
I love you guys. You are the best source of useless trivia.
Atgeir Nyttingnes
Atgeir Nyttingnes 19 uur geleden
The same with Norway, and they even had detail from the most inner fjords in Norway
Harris McLean
Harris McLean 20 uur geleden
Big R
Big R 21 uur geleden
Illicit cartography? They got it from the Russians, I have a different dealer.
Kribea Dag geleden
Vodka isnt Russian. Vodka is Polish
Bartosz Kosmowski
Bartosz Kosmowski Dag geleden
So I was sent by The Spiffing Brit, to destroy youtube algorithm and get you more subscribers, I will leave a link to a video explaining how to do it nlposts.info/past/eZyWr8zOmmuXmYU/video. Also, it is nice to see you guys more often.
Electric Angel
Electric Angel Dag geleden
the sovjets has a disrespect towards copyright law. since there communist i hope so.
Michał Kowalski
Michał Kowalski Dag geleden
Polish allies ? For real ?
Janusz Pawlacz
Janusz Pawlacz Dag geleden
Winning ww2 lmao
Janusz Pawlacz
Janusz Pawlacz 22 uur geleden
@Никита Морозов how's the economy, huh? What's the average GDP? And what about the amount of drunkards on the streets? Where is the intelligent russian youth that were talked about so much in propaganda?
Никита Морозов
Никита Морозов Dag geleden
How is Cieszyn Silesia? Still standing, unannexed?
Rafi Ashraf
Rafi Ashraf Dag geleden
There was one less “men” in the intro and it’s bothering meeee Anyone else
Doktor_Kitten Dag geleden
2 week anniversrye?
Stevster_11 Dag geleden
Well what if they just drank vodca and drew it while drunk...
Helen Trope
Helen Trope Dag geleden
Answer to the question in the title: So that they know where to plant the Novichok.
Arnab Manna
Arnab Manna 2 dagen geleden
Hey guys plz discuss the map of Kolkata , the city is completely designed by the British as per London .
Nom du Clavier
Nom du Clavier 2 dagen geleden
"You're welcome"
Antoni Polski
Antoni Polski 2 dagen geleden
Edmond Sveikutis
Edmond Sveikutis 2 dagen geleden
I bet the last US president gave em all the information.
Brock Casey
Brock Casey 2 dagen geleden
The amount of nukes weren’t enough to nuke the whole world. Green land would still be alive like always
Amna Naveed
Amna Naveed 2 dagen geleden
I hope they do a video on the kashmir border and dispute.
christopher bell
christopher bell 2 dagen geleden
Is this fun with flags but with maps ? XD
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 2 dagen geleden
Pure English humor..and such a finest theme.. oh man, I like it.
Rumpel Pumpel
Rumpel Pumpel 2 dagen geleden
"dont watch it now! - watch it later" ... okay you got my full attention back xD sorry
mladenenglang 3 dagen geleden
Soviet invasion? Never existed in plans. Plan of Marshall-yes. And this propaganda still goes on. read Uk's newspapers!
Salmon RushDie
Salmon RushDie 3 dagen geleden
These fellows appear hungry &/or sleep-deprived.
Oscar Wind
Oscar Wind 3 dagen geleden
They are in fact not wrong right wrong not even close to not being right not wrong about the Gorbachev thing.
Глад Валакас ФЭК
Глад Валакас ФЭК 3 dagen geleden
Justin Bael
Justin Bael 3 dagen geleden
Russia really have some weird habits lately and map making isn't one of them
TheClunkingFist 3 dagen geleden
There are a lot of Russian names in your patreon list...
TheClunkingFist 3 dagen geleden
"Don't look at it now, look at it later!" Crickey, you made me jump.
Da5id C
Da5id C 3 dagen geleden
Very few people knew very little about? So the rest of us knew all about them?
Kaney590 Gaming
Kaney590 Gaming 3 dagen geleden
christopher morrison
christopher morrison 3 dagen geleden
Just found this completely by accident. This is great. Would suggest you should be writing and appearing on broadcast tv but you are clearly wayyy too good for it in every manner.
EK X 3 dagen geleden
Mark ♥
asdf lkjh
asdf lkjh 3 dagen geleden
What we take down depends upon the military needs...so...
Tom O shea
Tom O shea 3 dagen geleden
At one time in history Ireland was the best mapped country in the world ,the British mapped every inch of Ireland to help with the occupation of Ireland
Itza_me 4 dagen geleden
No-one guessing the maps at 5:19, ok New York Manhattan? Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Paris? London (tube) Prague?
marzmi 4 dagen geleden
Co on powiedział? 0:50
Vasili 4 dagen geleden
Vladimir Makarkin
Vladimir Makarkin 4 dagen geleden
Понимать надо. Люди работают.
Trickster Rickster
Trickster Rickster 4 dagen geleden
Thank you NLposts algorithm, you have blessed me with another godlike channel. Satan bless the bots
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 4 dagen geleden
Google maps be like: I still have to learn much.
Cleen Rock Dog
Cleen Rock Dog 4 dagen geleden
I like how you acknowledge the Russian achievements and contrbutions that mostly everyone else prefers to deny and ignore...i.e. periodic table and WW2 👍
Jay Straw
Jay Straw 4 dagen geleden
6:14 what about when the CIA invaded in 1979? Whose maps were used then?? ...also this is absolutely brilliant, I can't believe I'm just finding this show now.
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 4 dagen geleden
Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 12 uur geleden
@Bence Baracsi You cite Barbarossa. That was the German invasion of Russia in 1941. The Battle of Britain was fought in 1940. The most vital battle of WW2. It denied the Germans the ability to invade the UK. This led to the British mounting continuing bombing raids into Germany so tying up vital arms and manpower. But don't argue with me. Ask Albert Speer. He said the biggest mistake the Germans ever made was not defeating the British. And where were the D Day landings launched from..Learn some REAL history...
Bence Baracsi
Bence Baracsi 13 uur geleden
@Orwell 1984Here's some history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa?wprov=sfla1 I don't want to insult you in case you're 12 or disabled or something, but please make sure you know what you're saying before you assume others are idiots.
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 13 uur geleden
@Bence Baracsi Ever pick up a history book. They were allies at the start of WW2, signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, then carved up Poland between them. Only one country won WW2 and that was the UK...
Bence Baracsi
Bence Baracsi 14 uur geleden
@Orwell 1984 They... did? Stalin joined the allies after Hitler invaded the USSR
Orwell 1984
Orwell 1984 14 uur geleden
@Bence Baracsi How did Russia win WW2..
G H 4 dagen geleden
Maybe they did invade not physically but culturally. You can't deny how communism is an upwards trend since then.
MagicEve 3 dagen geleden
I'd love to see it
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu 4 dagen geleden
and I genuinely recommend it!) Thank you thank you thank you please! :)

Kaspar Nick Born
Kaspar Nick Born 4 dagen geleden
The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!
Утерянный В Тумане
Утерянный В Тумане 4 dagen geleden
2:24 Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.
Hairysteed 4 dagen geleden
_"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone
Iain Killion
Iain Killion 4 dagen geleden
I'm sure the Soviet military had more detailed maps than the USGS, thats like saying an F1 car has more horsepower than a Prius
D Legionnaire
D Legionnaire 4 dagen geleden
Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd
Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd 4 dagen geleden
Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.
v.0 4 dagen geleden
Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "xexexe"
James Burton
James Burton 4 dagen geleden
Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "Why don't you call yourself Hayley Cropper any more?"
Thecoolyoyo 4 dagen geleden
I like your new haircut jay :)
Piotr Lenar
Piotr Lenar 4 dagen geleden
This "Polish map" isn't from cold war era, rather it was made for polish pilots during WWII.
Mccdtk 4 dagen geleden
Russia didn't even come up with vodka
Rubik Cubikyan
Rubik Cubikyan 4 dagen geleden
2:58 diskette.
WookiesInOnesies 4 dagen geleden
So if someone would have asked me last week if i liked maps i would have said 'hell no!'. Yet i seem to have binged loads of videos on this channel over the last few days. The comedy mixed with facts and the ad skits are strangely intriguing. I may have become a map facts fan. Good Job with these videos! 😊
C H 4 dagen geleden
Epic Franek
Epic Franek 4 dagen geleden
I'm polish No joke
Jacob Jørgensen
Jacob Jørgensen 4 dagen geleden
Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?
TechnocraticDreadnought 4 dagen geleden
6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.
Captain Calculus
Captain Calculus 4 dagen geleden
There is a great 1970s Russian map of Wellington NZ. It has every building in all the Quarters and the Parliamentary Precinct, all the companies that were in that building, and even little notes on what you could buy from shops at every location. Someone in the Soviet Embassy really really liked maps and spent a lot of time doing it, and updating it.
Tsass0 4 dagen geleden
U are so very good at those adds :)
Max Headrom
Max Headrom 5 dagen geleden
You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.
John Murphy
John Murphy 5 dagen geleden
This is by far one of the most interesting you tube video I have watched and that has changed my option on the entire soviet union 10/10.
Ania Wilkosz
Ania Wilkosz 5 dagen geleden
As a Pole, I felt weird when you suggested that our air force could invade GB. We always liked you, guys! The Soviets wouldn't let us be nice to you :c
Derek McManus
Derek McManus 5 dagen geleden
Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi 4 dagen geleden
Boooooooooo. You suck.
Derek McManus
Derek McManus 5 dagen geleden
They don't
StickTheGlue 5 dagen geleden
They do say the Russians have the best spies in the world. They even managed to get one into extremely high up in the Japanese forces during WW2 who told them they had no intention of invading through China. Freeing up a LOT of specially trained and equipped troops to stall and then drive back the German advance in the middle of the Russian winter
Justin Webber
Justin Webber 5 dagen geleden
I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.
Stig Martin
Stig Martin 5 dagen geleden
Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍
Stig Martin
Stig Martin 4 dagen geleden
@Jay Foreman well shaft me sideways with a rubber duck, that’s awesome! And also nice to meet you Jay as a very new subscriber to your channel, I apologise for not even being aware BeardyMan had a brother! 🙈
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 4 dagen geleden
Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.
Carlos C
Carlos C 5 dagen geleden
Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad
MoyBoy 5 dagen geleden
Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me
Rafi Ashraf
Rafi Ashraf Dag geleden
Wow I thought all the other ones were the same
Женя Волков
Женя Волков 5 dagen geleden
Anna Rakovska
Anna Rakovska 5 dagen geleden
i was singing along to the intro only to realise that there is no extra "men" in the end! am i hallucinating or did you remove it? if yes, pls get it back on!!! :(
Cian MacGana
Cian MacGana 5 dagen geleden
I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta
MagicEve 3 dagen geleden
@Cian MacGana how? we were stuck on the island for two years until the Americans showed up and the Red Army got to Berlin well before the western front did.
dushas 4 dagen geleden
@Cian MacGana =))
Cian MacGana
Cian MacGana 4 dagen geleden
@dushas nah Britain won the war
dushas 4 dagen geleden
pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.
Mungo658 5 dagen geleden
sweet surname bro
Pubg-Blsy 5 dagen geleden
Winning ww2 ? Debatable
Jan 5 dagen geleden
English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)
Mister NovelBro
Mister NovelBro 5 dagen geleden
"Winning WW2" GTFO
Dub Elements
Dub Elements 5 dagen geleden
Dendi ?
Rhajdami centoria
Rhajdami centoria 5 dagen geleden
sheldon cooper(s) ... it's funny. But i will continue to hate england for what you done in your history. Don't worry guys one day we will come :))) See you later :)
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi 5 dagen geleden
What a ridiculous thing to say.
Jason. 5 dagen geleden
They still put planes in our airspace.
Totally not a famous person with a fake name
Totally not a famous person with a fake name 5 dagen geleden
should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead
Алексей Сушко
Алексей Сушко 5 dagen geleden
Look at Google map and on Yandex map...
The Monster
The Monster 5 dagen geleden
U Fucking suck
Michal Jancik
Michal Jancik 6 dagen geleden
4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃
zephyrandboreas 6 dagen geleden
Not sure if anyone has ever commented on it, but does anyone think that Jay sounds as if he were the identical voice twin of James Burke? I love it.... I've always really enjoyed James' documentaries. And I love your channel.
HRTBRK 6 dagen geleden
The way I was caught out by the “don’t watch it now, watch it later” spooked me😭
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 6 dagen geleden
The Soviet maps warmly recommends the 123-metre spire of Salisbury.
-Lightning Will-
-Lightning Will- 6 dagen geleden
It's bc they know who to be scared of
daviduribe004 6 dagen geleden
lol russia "won" ww2
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 6 dagen geleden
0:49 excuse me? i am a native polish speaker and have absolutely not an ounce of a clue what you were trying to say
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