Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

11 dager siden

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Tsass0 5 timer siden
@Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare
Todd Howard
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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 6 dager siden
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf 6 dager siden
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
Jimbob Robob
Jimbob Robob 6 dager siden
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.
C H 48 minutter siden
Epic Franek
Epic Franek Time siden
I'm polish No joke
Jacob Jørgensen
Jacob Jørgensen 2 timer siden
Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?
Miranda Aniston
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miniurl.es/milfhot8z1mz Nel loro impegno per migliorare la qualità della vita, dimenticano che la costante crescita quantitativa e la portata della nostra attività ci consentono di adempiere a compiti importanti per sviluppare i compiti stabiliti dalla società. E non c'è dubbio che molte personalità famose si mescolano a dati non univoci al punto da essere completamente irriconoscibili, il che aumenta il loro stato di inutilità.Le considerazioni ideologiche di ordine superiore, così come la pianificazione futura, giocano un ruolo decisivo nell'analisi dei modelli di comportamento esistenti. Tuttavia, non bisogna dimenticare che il nuovo modello di attività organizzativa offre ampie opportunità per ripensare le politiche economiche estere.💕 Assim, o conceito de alta tecnologia de estrutura social e perfeito para a implementacao de formas de influencia. Ate hoje, apenas os estados independentes continuam sendo o destino dos liberais que desejam ser distribuidos associativamente entre os setores.
TechnocraticDreadnought 4 timer siden
6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.
Captain Calculus
Captain Calculus 4 timer siden
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 5 timer siden
U are so very good at those adds :)
Max Headrom
Max Headrom 11 timer siden
You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.
John Murphy
John Murphy 11 timer siden
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 12 timer siden
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 13 timer siden
Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?
Derek McManus
Derek McManus 13 timer siden
They don't
StickTheGlue 14 timer siden
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 14 timer siden
I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.
Stig Martin
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Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 3 timer siden
Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.
Carlos C
Carlos C 15 timer siden
Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad
MoyBoy 15 timer siden
Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me
Женя Волков
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Anna Rakovska
Anna Rakovska 16 timer siden
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 19 timer siden
I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta
dushas Time siden
pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.
Mungo658 19 timer siden
sweet surname bro
Pubg-Blsy 20 timer siden
Winning ww2 ? Debatable
Jan 20 timer siden
English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)
Mister NovelBro
Mister NovelBro 22 timer siden
"Winning WW2" GTFO
Dub Elements
Dub Elements 23 timer siden
Dendi ?
Rhajdami centoria
Rhajdami centoria Dag siden
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 22 timer siden
What a ridiculous thing to say.
Jason. Dag siden
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 Dag siden
should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead
Алексей Сушко
Алексей Сушко Dag siden
Look at Google map and on Yandex map...
The Monster
The Monster Dag siden
U Fucking suck
Michal Jancik
Michal Jancik Dag siden
4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃
zephyrandboreas Dag siden
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 Dag siden
The way I was caught out by the “don’t watch it now, watch it later” spooked me😭
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Dag siden
The Soviet maps warmly recommends the 123-metre spire of Salisbury.
-Lightning Will-
-Lightning Will- Dag siden
It's bc they know who to be scared of
daviduribe004 Dag siden
lol russia "won" ww2
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt Dag siden
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
Sergio Juan Membiela
Sergio Juan Membiela Dag siden
OTOH, I did read a story about Western made maps of Moscow being the best ones. That because the Russian messed with their official maps to avoid giving away intelligence (www.nytimes.com/1988/09/03/world/soviet-aide-admits-maps-were-faked-for-50-years.html). IIRC, it ended being so bad that diplomats in Moscow needed to use the maps provided by their own intelligence agencies (mainly the CIA) to do their routine functions, and the maps being leaked to everyone (including Russians with the right connections!) who needed to travel through Moscow.
Generic Rants
Generic Rants Dag siden
Why are people surprised that Russians can make good maps, if it was the US that made these maps of USSR nobody would bat an eye
trololoev 18 timer siden
sorry, but if USA made good maps even of USA i will be surprised.
some dude
some dude Dag siden
The WWII comment could be debated
icumsriracha Dag siden
Very good.
mrcellophane99 Dag siden
Where can we see a Russian map of Area 51 ?
Úna Parkinson
Úna Parkinson Dag siden
Great as always
Sprint955ST Dag siden
Well, either I’m mistaken or I just heard Jay’s distinctive tones doing a voice continuity on top telly channel Dave??!!
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Dag siden
You’re not mistaken, I have done some voiceover work for Dave.
Barry Scott
Barry Scott Dag siden
I'm just glad someone else identified the true victors of the 2nd world war
René Larsen
René Larsen Dag siden
Well Arnold Schwarzenegger let the cartographer go together with Jackie Chan from the jail in Tayna pechati drakona so im sure thats why..
Filu Dag siden
Russian didnt made vodka
Łukasz Pawłowski
Łukasz Pawłowski Dag siden
"Kolczyste" (Colchester) and "Sendłycz" (Sandwich) are my favourite on that map :) . "- Two kolczyste sandwiches pliizzz" would be like "Two spiky sandwiches please" ;) :D
Pelena STRW
Pelena STRW Dag siden
So many subtitles in different languages and no russian...
KJV only
KJV only Dag siden
Turn to Jesus Christ!
KJV only
KJV only Dag siden
Isaiah 13:11 KJV And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Dag siden
KJV only
KJV only Dag siden
Saint Luke 5:32 KJV I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Saint Luke 13:3 KJV I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Ред стоунер
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audrien Dag siden
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
audrien Dag siden
@Jay Foreman ohhh, i'll assume that was dobrze zrobione, meaning "well made" or "well done", is that right?
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Dag siden
Dobre zdrobione. (Sorry I did such a terrible job pronouncing it!)
JustAPolishAmerican 2 dager siden
0:50 What he meant to say: "Dobrze zrobione!" What he actually said: *"DOBRE ŻRONIE!"*
Łukasz Pawłowski
Łukasz Pawłowski Dag siden
If not for subtitles in Polish - I would have had no idea what he had said :) . Not to mention, that they just 1:1 translated English phrase "well done" - which no Polish person would have used in such a situation :D . So..., wcale NIE "dobrze zrobione" ;) Still, they tried - and Polish is no joke for foreigners so props for them! :)
DieMimik 2 dager siden
As a german I am amused by "Saufend-on-si" bc "saufend" means "getting drunk" in german XD
Łukasz Pawłowski
Łukasz Pawłowski Dag siden
Jawohl! I guess being saufend on see makes one much amused ;) .
JonatasMonte 2 dager siden
Transliterated. I gotta remember that one.
JonatasMonte 2 dager siden
0:00 You didn't mention Tolstoy!!!!
J MJ 2 dager siden
"Polish allies" is a bit of a stretch.
Erik H—N
Erik H—N 2 dager siden
Thanks again 👍Who’s the jazz pianist on the soundtrack in the end of the video?
William 2 dager siden
6:25 is an oil field in California near Bakersfield.
Seikleiner 2 dager siden
Очень нехорошо: выпустили ролик, касающийся России, однако перевели его на все наречия, которые только возможно, кроме русского :(
Seikleiner 2 dager siden
Thank you very much, I will wait :)
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 2 dager siden
Sorry! I guess the Russian-speaking volunteer is taking longer than everybody else. I’m sure the Russian translation is coming soon. Hopefully no more than just a few days!
Michal Lewandowski
Michal Lewandowski 2 dager siden
New vid noice one lads. This reminds me of that bimig bang show when Sheldon reviews maps
Jacques Mertens
Jacques Mertens 2 dager siden
Polish allies? Are you off your trolley? Since when does being occupied by the Russians mean you're on their side?
Jeremiah Carr
Jeremiah Carr 2 dager siden
Polish Allies SHIT a brick poles if anything hated their soviet oppressors.
Alexandr Moroseac
Alexandr Moroseac 2 dager siden
Ю ар вэлком!
marlboro9tibike 2 dager siden
In the soviet russia, you dont need maps, the maps need YOU!
Pat Reilly
Pat Reilly 2 dager siden
The comment about expecting Russian maps to be defective is such a good illustration of latent anti-communist ideology clouding our understanding
asioe kiou
asioe kiou 2 dager siden
Amazing video man
Саша Кумылганов
Саша Кумылганов 2 dager siden
Secret? I've got officer atlas literally at home from my father's day in the red army as a tank officer, and considering the size of the damn thing there is quite a lot of maps in there
asioe kiou
asioe kiou 2 dager siden
2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣
ninad pathak
ninad pathak 2 dager siden
I like your new old look. old new look wasn't working as much.
Dan Dart
Dan Dart 2 dager siden
The lack of excitement in "What's Skillshare?"
Interplanetary Reconnaissance
Interplanetary Reconnaissance 2 dager siden
You guys make some of the best content on NOpost
JOHNNY MYTHO 2 dager siden
It's good to see Britain was actually an half interesting country back at the time and not a shithole only known for a pretty terrible series of books made for grown-up kids where you can get arrested for having a swiss army knife in your pockets.
Phillipa Kemi
Phillipa Kemi 2 dager siden
Just found out there's a secret bunker for the regional government in my hometown.... That's unexpected
Ash Ackroyd
Ash Ackroyd 2 dager siden
A M 2 dager siden
"... until no matter where you lived in the world, you were always at least ten thousand miles from a russian spy" That got me lmao.
WestCoast Trainspotting
WestCoast Trainspotting 2 dager siden
Dont watch it now, Watch it later. - Mark, 2020
Bojan Bojovic
Bojan Bojovic 2 dager siden
First time here, you two are brilliant.
Zenek Ragdoll
Zenek Ragdoll 2 dager siden
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?"
Mattness Pl
Mattness Pl 2 dager siden
Link to polish map, please, pretty please🙏
Ethan Nevermore
Ethan Nevermore Dag siden
images.jomidav.com/M-31_Polish.html redatlasbook.com/topos_polish
jakey1995abc 2 dager siden
I thought the Polish did take over the UK though?
Dennis Cambly
Dennis Cambly 2 dager siden
it all started with beep, beep, beep, beep in 1957
Ivan Renov
Ivan Renov 2 dager siden
How did they do it!? Answer: “they be the best at *I spy*
Klara 2 dager siden
well......... why does snapchat have the best map overall?
Youtube Comment
Youtube Comment 2 dager siden
FUN FACTS: - Stalin: Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize This is correct, in 1945 and 1948 for his efforts to end the second World War, he didn't win the Prize though. Hitler was also nominated (although the nomination was intended as sarcasm) for the Prize, in 1939. He didn't win it either. - Malenkov: Was known by the nickname "Two Jags" No evidence of this. British politician John Prescott did have this nickname, because he owned two Jaguar cars. There is a resemblence between Prescott and Malenkov in this picture - Khrushchev: Unsuccessfully tried to patent a self-boiling egg No evidence of this, nor for the existence of a self-boiling egg (patent). He was mostly bald (at least when he was in power), and a bald head can be referred to as an egg-head. - Brezhnev: His hands were superglued together throughout the 1970s No evidence of this, but the picture makes it look like this is the case - Andropov: He doesn't know who you are either This is probably true, depending on who you are. Andropov may be the least-known poast-war Soviet leader, possibly together with Chernenko, both due to their short time in office. - Chernenko: Was a huge fan of Catchphrase, and had every episode on VHS This is demonstrably untrue, as the first episode of the game show Catchphrase aired after Chernenko's death - Gorbachev: Did an advert for Pizza Hut in 1998. (Look it up!) This is true, you can find it on NOpost. In the advert, Gorbachev is seated in a Moscow branch of Pizza Hut with his real-life granddaughter while other customers argue about his legacy.
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 2 dager siden
I absolutely love this comment!!!
LOSERFACE 2 dager siden
But would they include Thameslink on their tube map?
Your No Beater
Your No Beater 2 dager siden
2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣
sonofbulldozer 2 dager siden
Ive seen the Russian map of Barrow-in-Furness with the shipyard marked in very good detail
Quiet Corner
Quiet Corner 2 dager siden
I like your Russian secret agent at 3:43. Trigger Happy TV, "you're not grey squirrel?"
Fr00ter 2 dager siden
Just stumbled upon this 😂 wtf those guys are so weird and funny
Rick Jason Obrero
Rick Jason Obrero 3 dager siden
You missed the last 'men' on the song.
James Burton
James Burton 2 dager siden
Well, Hayley Cropper is officially a woman, so in reality there is just one man.
Tomek 3 dager siden
PotatoeS? :)
Oliver and Rory O'Neill
Oliver and Rory O'Neill 3 dager siden
Suðringa o
Suðringa o 3 dager siden
raney150 Dag siden
You mean stop acknowledging reality?
Гуглеслав Ютубов
Гуглеслав Ютубов 3 dager siden
Кошмар... То есть, круто).
Phyarth 3 dager siden
Hungarians also made a spam a lot :) spam anagram maps.
Chavdar Naidenov
Chavdar Naidenov 3 dager siden
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.
Eleyvie 2 dager siden
If they're downed, they might need to ask the locals for the directions to the nearest frontline so they can get back in action faster. :-)
Andrew Hine
Andrew Hine 3 dager siden
How many Russians fought in the Pacific Theatre in WW2? Zero. Russians didnt win WW2
Aussie Aus Deutschland
Aussie Aus Deutschland 3 dager siden
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👍🤣👍
Rex Holes
Rex Holes 3 dager siden
LOL whats laughable is thinking the Polish troops would have tried that hard for the USSR.
cd6xc 3 dager siden
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.
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