Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

11 jaan 2021
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    Jay ForemanJay Foreman8 päeva tagasi
    • @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

      yfelwulfyfelwulf3 päeva tagasi
    • @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

      yfelwulfyfelwulf3 päeva tagasi
    • 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.

      Jimbob RobobJimbob Robob3 päeva tagasi
    • @thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.

      yfelwulfyfelwulf3 päeva tagasi
    • @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.

      yfelwulfyfelwulf3 päeva tagasi
  • First time here, you two are brilliant.

    Bojan BojovicBojan Bojovic16 minutit tagasi
  • 5:41 I like how everything is in Polenglish, but they left ,,Przyl." for przylądek (cape), I mean like ,,excuse me do you know where is przylądek Łodm-Point?"

    Zenek RagdollZenek RagdollTund tagasi
  • Link to polish map, please, pretty please🙏

    Mattness PlMattness Pl2 tundi tagasi
  • I thought the Polish did take over the UK though?

    jakey1995abcjakey1995abc2 tundi tagasi
  • it all started with beep, beep, beep, beep in 1957

    Dennis CamblyDennis Cambly2 tundi tagasi
  • How did they do it!? Answer: “they be the best at *I spying*

    Ivan RenovIvan Renov3 tundi tagasi
  • well......... why does snapchat have the best map overall?

    KlaraKlara3 tundi tagasi
  • But would they include Thameslink on their tube map?

    LOSERFACELOSERFACE3 tundi tagasi
  • 2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣

    Your No BeaterYour No Beater3 tundi tagasi
  • Ive seen the Russian map of Barrow-in-Furness with the shipyard marked in very good detail

    sonofbulldozersonofbulldozer3 tundi tagasi
  • I like your Russian secret agent at 3:43. Trigger Happy TV, "you're not grey squirrel?"

    Quiet CornerQuiet Corner4 tundi tagasi
  • Just stumbled upon this 😂 wtf those guys are so weird and funny

    Fr00terFr00ter4 tundi tagasi
  • You missed the last 'men' on the song.

    Rick Jason ObreroRick Jason Obrero5 tundi tagasi
  • PotatoeS? :)

    TomekTomek6 tundi tagasi

    Oliver and Rory O'NeillOliver and Rory O'Neill7 tundi tagasi

    Suðringa oSuðringa o8 tundi tagasi
  • Кошмар... То есть, круто).

    Гуглеслав ЮтубовГуглеслав Ютубов8 tundi tagasi
  • Hungarians also made a spam a lot :) spam anagram maps.

    PhyarthPhyarth8 tundi tagasi
  • 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.

    Chavdar NaidenovChavdar Naidenov10 tundi tagasi
  • How many Russians fought in the Pacific Theatre in WW2? Zero. Russians didnt win WW2

    Andrew HineAndrew Hine12 tundi tagasi
  • 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👍🤣👍

    Aussie Aus DeutschlandAussie Aus Deutschland13 tundi tagasi
  • LOL whats laughable is thinking the Polish troops would have tried that hard for the USSR.

    Rex HolesRex Holes14 tundi tagasi
  • 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.

    cd6xccd6xc16 tundi tagasi
  • OMG These Polish-pronunciation names on maps made my head hurt. And I am Polish... OMG, Roczyste... :)

    Maciej MannaMaciej Manna19 tundi tagasi
  • 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!

    SMGJohnSMGJohn19 tundi tagasi
  • Me a russian watching this video: Кажется меня раскрыли...

    Caper DzCaper Dz21 tund tagasi
  • Guys I...don't know how to tell you this but...the Communists won.

    Cos Its 167Cos Its 16721 tund tagasi
  • Yuri was right™️

    Cos Its 167Cos Its 16721 tund tagasi
  • 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

    Simon KyröSimon Kyrö22 tundi tagasi
  • 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!

    Neil JakemanNeil Jakeman22 tundi tagasi
  • I saw a Russian kill a wolf with his bare hands in the news last week.... I did.

    Mr Paulie Fenners76Mr Paulie Fenners7622 tundi tagasi
  • 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

    wolfgang amadeus gokartwolfgang amadeus gokart23 tundi tagasi
  • i prefere russian spies to american corporations

    Louis Vanden BrouckeLouis Vanden Broucke23 tundi tagasi
  • I never thought Hayley Cropper would become a cartographer.

    James BurtonJames Burton23 tundi tagasi
  • 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.

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

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

    Henry Webster Plays ViolinHenry Webster Plays ViolinPäev tagasi
  • Yeah, so, I have no idea what you said at 0:50. Care to explain?

    EphodixEphodixPäev tagasi
    • @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".

      EphodixEphodix22 tundi tagasi
    • “Dobre zdrobione” when pronounced properly (which I didn’t do) means “well done”.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman23 tundi tagasi
  • Why is this video always in my reccomendations?

    Vitali AbadalVitali AbadalPäev tagasi
    • Always? It’s not quite a week old yet.

      Jade NagiJade NagiPäev tagasi
  • 1:24 - That's a nice topografisk kart over Norge. 👍

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

    saledin2012saledin2012Päev tagasi
  • Don't forget spreading communism 😂

    Joshua ChinJoshua ChinPäev tagasi

    Towshif E RabbiTowshif E RabbiPäev tagasi
  • When he said dont watch it now.. watch it later I for looking up gorbachevs pizzahut commercial.. I watched it Later.

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

    twenty one cries for helptwenty one cries for helpPäev tagasi
  • 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?

    João Nuno LourençoJoão Nuno LourençoPäev tagasi
  • 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?

    R. J. LombardiR. J. LombardiPäev tagasi
  • 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

    Mezelf Om dat hetkanMezelf Om dat hetkanPäev tagasi
  • 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

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

      yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyPäev tagasi
  • Russians scare me.

    Shahin TajeriShahin TajeriPäev tagasi
    • допустим

      yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyPäev tagasi
  • Fun fact: Even MCU Hydra has Soviet spies in their ranks.:v

    Darius TiapulaDarius TiapulaPäev tagasi
  • Greetings from Poland my fellow map-mans

    Sebastian WolskiSebastian WolskiPäev tagasi
  • Mhhh, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists ... . Tough choice.

    HauntedPancakeHauntedPancakePäev tagasi
  • Congratulations, Uncle Colin.

    Wyatt EppWyatt EppPäev tagasi
  • '' 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.

    armstrong germanyarmstrong germanyPäev tagasi
  • Winning ww2 Lmao

    elforastero45elforastero45Päev tagasi
  • This show has now superceded all content to become my favorite thing on EEworld. I'm impressed and overjoyed

    TrogledyWretchedTrogledyWretchedPäev tagasi
  • I almost passed out when I saw that you’d uploaded another video. Love your stuff. See you guys again in 2022. 🤧

    Get yourself TogetherGet yourself TogetherPäev tagasi
    • @Jade Nagi awesome, thanks for letting me know

      Get yourself TogetherGet yourself TogetherPäev tagasi
    • It’s one a month from November until September

      Jade NagiJade NagiPäev tagasi
  • map men

    Kaden LingKaden LingPäev tagasi
  • 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!

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  • tgabj

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

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

    hsm_ epic_returnhsm_ epic_returnPäev tagasi
    • Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: I S T B O N

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

    just don't.just don't.Päev tagasi
    • 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

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  • допустим

    Stret173Stret173Päev tagasi
  • I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...

    Cypher791Cypher791Päev tagasi
  • 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!!

    Wizzkid3000Wizzkid3000Päev tagasi
  • Omg blink!

    Magpie Of TruthMagpie Of TruthPäev tagasi
  • Because they wanted to invade.

    Δημητρης ΚαραμανοςΔημητρης ΚαραμανοςPäev tagasi
  • 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.

    Julia LiliensteinJulia LiliensteinPäev tagasi
  • 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?

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

    Grogery 1Grogery 1Päev tagasi
    • @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.

      Grogery 1Grogery 117 tundi tagasi
    • Oh boy, you’re in luck! Stay tuned to this channel for another 3 weeks......

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanPäev tagasi
  • 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.

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    • stfu

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

    sirattheboxsirattheboxPäev tagasi
    • stfu

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

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

    Carlos SlimCarlos SlimPäev tagasi
  • military alliance between the two Imperial Empires.

    yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyPäev tagasi
  • 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

    Bogusz SzulcBogusz SzulcPäev tagasi
    • I watch for the ads

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

    noob2243noob2243Päev tagasi
  • Ah cool I live in that Polish town of SAUFEND-ON-SJI

    TheHabsificationTheHabsificationPäev tagasi
  • Hilarious video

    Luc TréguierLuc TréguierPäev tagasi
  • the Russian word Jay says at 6:05 translates to nightmare

    Alienhead GamesAlienhead Games2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Duncan CrowDuncan Crow2 päeva tagasi

  • Hello from Russia! Привет из России!

    ๋2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    vincent7520vincent75202 päeva tagasi
  • 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 ?…

    vincent7520vincent75202 päeva tagasi
    • 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 ! …

      vincent7520vincent75202 päeva tagasi
  • Well I mean... them supplying Germans have them the ability to start ww2...

    DontclickmeDontclickme2 päeva tagasi
  • Nice channel … but the introduction is very very corny…

    vincent7520vincent75202 päeva tagasi
  • Love how Frome got a mention 😂

    Jamie SullyJamie Sully2 päeva tagasi
  • For whatever reasons, i have the video playback on mute.. after scrolling along i see no indication of maps of Britain... leaving page.. bye...

    Dm3qXYDm3qXY2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Remittance ManRemittance Man2 päeva tagasi
  • - 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

    Ленивый матросЛенивый матрос2 päeva tagasi
    • ага ;)

      ГовнокодерГовнокодерPäev tagasi
  • I watch for the ads

    Robert NebotRobert Nebot2 päeva tagasi
  • Why would the allies want to give out detailed and oriented map of their airfields, ports and such... weren't they enemies?

    Adolfas RamanauskasAdolfas Ramanauskas2 päeva tagasi
  • i am confusion.. you said it was definitely NOT potatoes!!!??

    A VERY horny Mr.DinosaurA VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur2 päeva tagasi
    • @Mark Cooper-Jones oh my god, thank you! this was going to bother me for the rest of my entire life!

      A VERY horny Mr.DinosaurA VERY horny Mr.DinosaurPäev tagasi
    • Potato/potatoes are different

      Mark Cooper-JonesMark Cooper-JonesPäev tagasi
  • @Jay Foreman, why the start of the intro have a map of Copenhagen (My City = Denmark) :-)?

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  • 6:06 Ужас!

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  • Soviet Union is not same as Russia, wtf

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