Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

13 ditë më parë

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Jay Foreman 12 ditë më parë
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iamthewallrus 12 orë më parë
@Paul Sangiorgio men men men men
Tsass0 Ditë më parë
@Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare
Todd Howard
Todd Howard 2 ditë më parë
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 7 ditë më parë
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf 7 ditë më parë
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
Justin Bael
Justin Bael Orë më parë
Russia really have some weird habits lately and map making isn't one of them
TheClunkingFist 4 orë më parë
There are a lot of Russian names in your patreon list...
TheClunkingFist 4 orë më parë
"Don't look at it now, look at it later!" Crickey, you made me jump.
Da5id C
Da5id C 7 orë më parë
Very few people knew very little about? So the rest of us knew all about them?
Kaney590 Gaming
Kaney590 Gaming 10 orë më parë
christopher morrison
christopher morrison 10 orë më parë
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 14 orë më parë
Mark ♥
asdf lkjh
asdf lkjh 14 orë më parë
What we take down depends upon the military needs...so...
Tom O shea
Tom O shea 18 orë më parë
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 Ditë më parë
No-one guessing the maps at 5:19, ok New York Manhattan? Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Paris? London (tube) Prague?
marzmi Ditë më parë
Co on powiedział? 0:50
Vasili Ditë më parë
Vladimir Makarkin
Vladimir Makarkin Ditë më parë
Понимать надо. Люди работают.
Trickster Rickster
Trickster Rickster Ditë më parë
Thank you ALpost algorithm, you have blessed me with another godlike channel. Satan bless the bots
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu Ditë më parë
Google maps be like: I still have to learn much.
Cleen Rock Dog
Cleen Rock Dog Ditë më parë
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 Ditë më parë
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 Ditë më parë
Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..
G H Ditë më parë
Maybe they did invade not physically but culturally. You can't deny how communism is an upwards trend since then.
MagicEve 6 orë më parë
I'd love to see it
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu Ditë më parë
and I genuinely recommend it!) Thank you thank you thank you please! :)

Kaspar Nick Born
Kaspar Nick Born Ditë më parë
The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!
Утерянный В Тумане
Утерянный В Тумане Ditë më parë
2:24 Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.
Hairysteed Ditë më parë
_"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone
Iain Killion
Iain Killion Ditë më parë
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 Ditë më parë
Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd
Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd Ditë më parë
Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.
v.0 Ditë më parë
Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "xexexe"
James Burton
James Burton Ditë më parë
Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "Why don't you call yourself Hayley Cropper any more?"
Thecoolyoyo Ditë më parë
I like your new haircut jay :)
Piotr Lenar
Piotr Lenar Ditë më parë
This "Polish map" isn't from cold war era, rather it was made for polish pilots during WWII.
Mccdtk Ditë më parë
Russia didn't even come up with vodka
⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻ Ditë më parë
2:58 diskette.
WookiesInOnesies Ditë më parë
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 Ditë më parë
Epic Franek
Epic Franek Ditë më parë
I'm polish No joke
Jacob Jørgensen
Jacob Jørgensen Ditë më parë
Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?
TechnocraticDreadnought Ditë më parë
6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.
Captain Calculus
Captain Calculus Ditë më parë
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 Ditë më parë
U are so very good at those adds :)
Max Headrom
Max Headrom 2 ditë më parë
You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.
John Murphy
John Murphy 2 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi Ditë më parë
Boooooooooo. You suck.
Derek McManus
Derek McManus 2 ditë më parë
They don't
StickTheGlue 2 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.
Stig Martin
Stig Martin 2 ditë më parë
Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍
Stig Martin
Stig Martin Ditë më parë
@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 Ditë më parë
Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.
Carlos C
Carlos C 2 ditë më parë
Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad
MoyBoy 2 ditë më parë
Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me
Женя Волков
Женя Волков 2 ditë më parë
Anna Rakovska
Anna Rakovska 2 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta
MagicEve 6 orë më parë
@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 Ditë më parë
@Cian MacGana =))
Cian MacGana
Cian MacGana Ditë më parë
@dushas nah Britain won the war
dushas Ditë më parë
pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.
Mungo658 2 ditë më parë
sweet surname bro
Pubg-Blsy 2 ditë më parë
Winning ww2 ? Debatable
Jan 2 ditë më parë
English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)
Mister NovelBro
Mister NovelBro 2 ditë më parë
"Winning WW2" GTFO
Dub Elements
Dub Elements 2 ditë më parë
Dendi ?
Rhajdami centoria
Rhajdami centoria 2 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
What a ridiculous thing to say.
Jason. 2 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead
Алексей Сушко
Алексей Сушко 2 ditë më parë
Look at Google map and on Yandex map...
The Monster
The Monster 2 ditë më parë
U Fucking suck
Michal Jancik
Michal Jancik 2 ditë më parë
4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃
zephyrandboreas 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
The way I was caught out by the “don’t watch it now, watch it later” spooked me😭
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 3 ditë më parë
The Soviet maps warmly recommends the 123-metre spire of Salisbury.
-Lightning Will-
-Lightning Will- 3 ditë më parë
It's bc they know who to be scared of
daviduribe004 3 ditë më parë
lol russia "won" ww2
bouytt guyt
bouytt guyt 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
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 2 ditë më parë
sorry, but if USA made good maps even of USA i will be surprised.
some dude
some dude 3 ditë më parë
The WWII comment could be debated
icumsriracha 3 ditë më parë
Very good.
mrcellophane99 3 ditë më parë
Where can we see a Russian map of Area 51 ?
Úna Parkinson
Úna Parkinson 3 ditë më parë
Great as always
Sprint955ST 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
You’re not mistaken, I have done some voiceover work for Dave.
Barry Scott
Barry Scott 3 ditë më parë
I'm just glad someone else identified the true victors of the 2nd world war
René Larsen
René Larsen 3 ditë më parë
Well Arnold Schwarzenegger let the cartographer go together with Jackie Chan from the jail in Tayna pechati drakona so im sure thats why..
Filu 3 ditë më parë
Russian didnt made vodka
Łukasz Pawłowski
Łukasz Pawłowski 3 ditë më parë
"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 3 ditë më parë
So many subtitles in different languages and no russian...
KJV only
KJV only 3 ditë më parë
Turn to Jesus Christ!
KJV only
KJV only 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
KJV only
KJV only 3 ditë më parë
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
Ред стоунер 3 ditë më parë
audrixn 3 ditë më parë
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
audrixn 3 ditë më parë
@Jay Foreman ohhh, i'll assume that was dobrze zrobione, meaning "well made" or "well done", is that right?
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 3 ditë më parë
Dobre zdrobione. (Sorry I did such a terrible job pronouncing it!)
JustAPolishAmerican 3 ditë më parë
0:50 What he meant to say: "Dobrze zrobione!" What he actually said: *"DOBRE ŻRONIE!"*
Łukasz Pawłowski
Łukasz Pawłowski 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
As a german I am amused by "Saufend-on-si" bc "saufend" means "getting drunk" in german XD
Łukasz Pawłowski
Łukasz Pawłowski 3 ditë më parë
Jawohl! I guess being saufend on see makes one much amused ;) .
JonatasMonte 3 ditë më parë
Transliterated. I gotta remember that one.
JonatasMonte 3 ditë më parë
0:00 You didn't mention Tolstoy!!!!
J MJ 3 ditë më parë
"Polish allies" is a bit of a stretch.
Erik H—N
Erik H—N 3 ditë më parë
Thanks again 👍Who’s the jazz pianist on the soundtrack in the end of the video?
William 3 ditë më parë
6:25 is an oil field in California near Bakersfield.
Seikleiner 3 ditë më parë
Очень нехорошо: выпустили ролик, касающийся России, однако перевели его на все наречия, которые только возможно, кроме русского :(
Seikleiner 3 ditë më parë
Thank you very much, I will wait :)
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 3 ditë më parë
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 3 ditë më parë
New vid noice one lads. This reminds me of that bimig bang show when Sheldon reviews maps
Jacques Mertens
Jacques Mertens 4 ditë më parë
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 4 ditë më parë
Polish Allies SHIT a brick poles if anything hated their soviet oppressors.
Alexandr Moroseac
Alexandr Moroseac 4 ditë më parë
Ю ар вэлком!
marlboro9tibike 4 ditë më parë
In the soviet russia, you dont need maps, the maps need YOU!
Pat Reilly
Pat Reilly 4 ditë më parë
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 4 ditë më parë
Amazing video man
Саша Кумылганов
Саша Кумылганов 4 ditë më parë
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 4 ditë më parë
2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣
ninad pathak
ninad pathak 4 ditë më parë
I like your new old look. old new look wasn't working as much.
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