Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

7 päeva tagasi

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yfelwulf Päev tagasi
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf Päev tagasi
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
Jimbob Robob
Jimbob Robob 2 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.
yfelwulf 2 päeva tagasi
@thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.
yfelwulf 2 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.
elforastero45 41 minut tagasi
Winning ww2 Lmao
TrogledyWretched 43 minutit tagasi
This show has now superceded all content to become my favorite thing on EEpost. I'm impressed and overjoyed
Get yourself Together
Get yourself Together Tund tagasi
I almost passed out when I saw that you’d uploaded another video. Love your stuff. See you guys again in 2022. 🤧
Kaden Ling
Kaden Ling 2 tundi tagasi
map men
v1e1r1g1e1 2 tundi 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!
Maxwell_ Edison
Maxwell_ Edison 2 tundi tagasi
Green Shark
Green Shark 4 tundi tagasi
1:50 ah yes, the Sunderland. One of my favourite planes. (also I agree that it should be called a swimming plane)
jimmy e
jimmy e 6 tundi tagasi
"What have the Russians ever done for us?" Besides, winning world war II?
hsm_ epic_return
hsm_ epic_return 6 tundi tagasi
You lost me at "Russia" when talking about the Cold War. Soviet Union. It is not the same thing.
mijuo roui
mijuo roui 4 tundi tagasi
Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: I S T B O N
jimmy e
jimmy e 6 tundi tagasi
Maps spelled backwards is SPAM
just don't.
just don't. 7 tundi tagasi
why is this so cute? 6:05 I can't stop replaying it :D
mijuo roui
mijuo roui 4 tundi 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
Stret173 7 tundi tagasi
Cypher791 8 tundi tagasi
I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...
Wizzkid3000 8 tundi 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!!
Magpie Of Truth
Magpie Of Truth 9 tundi tagasi
Omg blink!
Δημητρης Καραμανος
Δημητρης Καραμανος 9 tundi tagasi
Because they wanted to invade.
Julia Lilienstein
Julia Lilienstein 9 tundi 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.
Morning_glory Monster
Morning_glory Monster 9 tundi 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?
Grogery 1
Grogery 1 10 tundi tagasi
I just read that Australian maps have been adjusted to allow for continental drift. Any chance of digging into that?
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman 10 tundi tagasi
Oh boy, you’re in luck! Stay tuned to this channel for another 3 weeks......
hoppuss44 11 tundi 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.
Кот Доступа
Кот Доступа 11 tundi tagasi
siratthebox 12 tundi tagasi
Russian's didn't win WW2. The Americans did.
Кот Доступа
Кот Доступа 11 tundi tagasi
TheBestlaidschemes 12 tundi tagasi
Jacob and Esau... the story continues...
Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim 12 tundi tagasi
10,000 miles? how far anywhere on the world are you from the rings on youranus
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy 12 tundi tagasi
military alliance between the two Imperial Empires.
Bogusz Szulc
Bogusz Szulc 12 tundi 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
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy 12 tundi tagasi
I watch for the ads
noob2243 13 tundi tagasi
Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: *_I S T B O N_*
TheHabsification 13 tundi tagasi
Ah cool I live in that Polish town of SAUFEND-ON-SJI
Luc Tréguier
Luc Tréguier 13 tundi tagasi
Hilarious video
Alienhead Games
Alienhead Games 14 tundi tagasi
the Russian word Jay says at 6:05 translates to nightmare
Duncan Crow
Duncan Crow 14 tundi 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.
BREXIT MEANS BREXIT 15 tundi tagasi
15 tundi tagasi
Hello from Russia! Привет из России!
vincent7520 15 tundi 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.
vincent7520 15 tundi 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 ?…
vincent7520 15 tundi 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 ! …
Dontclickme 15 tundi tagasi
Well I mean... them supplying Germans have them the ability to start ww2...
vincent7520 16 tundi tagasi
Nice channel … but the introduction is very very corny…
Jamie Sully
Jamie Sully 16 tundi tagasi
Love how Frome got a mention 😂
Dm3qXY 16 tundi 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...
Remittance Man
Remittance Man 16 tundi 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.
Ленивый матрос
Ленивый матрос 16 tundi 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
Robert Nebot
Robert Nebot 17 tundi tagasi
I watch for the ads
Adolfas Ramanauskas
Adolfas Ramanauskas 18 tundi tagasi
Why would the allies want to give out detailed and oriented map of their airfields, ports and such... weren't they enemies?
A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur
A VERY horny Mr.Dinosaur 18 tundi tagasi
i am confusion.. you said it was definitely NOT potatoes!!!??
erobran2 18 tundi tagasi
@Jay Foreman, why the start of the intro have a map of Copenhagen (My City = Denmark) :-)?
groupsphera 19 tundi tagasi
6:06 Ужас!
Aladeen Motherfucker
Aladeen Motherfucker 19 tundi tagasi
Soviet Union is not same as Russia, wtf
devan pig
devan pig 19 tundi tagasi
Space... lol
Nuthatch666 20 tundi tagasi
Correction: Vodka comes from Poland! Cheers guys :)
Random Account
Random Account 20 tundi tagasi
0:03 "winning world war 2" How long until the triggered americans come and try to claim they did it? I give it half a minute
M G 20 tundi tagasi
WOW THANKS MAP MEN. I'm going to SUBSCRIBE for more map stuff
Yash Pal Goyal
Yash Pal Goyal 20 tundi tagasi
7:28 who's amanda rosh lee??
scrubby Bard
scrubby Bard 20 tundi tagasi
So they can find and poison people with out Google maps
Bartosz Pawlicki
Bartosz Pawlicki 21 tund tagasi
0:50 Hey, I am both Polish and from Poland and somehow he said it so bad I cannot understand it... Good job
Luk Puk
Luk Puk 21 tund tagasi
Mark how did you break your nose? How long for this channel to pay for the surgery, it stands out like a sore thumb bro xD good vid tho
YEOLEWILLY 22 tundi tagasi
Russia's "polish allys"
Rohit Rai
Rohit Rai 22 tundi tagasi
4:40 here the real john davies and alexander kent www.wired.com/2015/07/secret-cold-war-maps/amp
Kiskaloo 22 tundi tagasi
Sheldon and Amy! You look so different.
Graham Ariss
Graham Ariss 23 tundi tagasi
I think actually the maps were part of Soviet Planning and thusly quite absurd, for example you show a Polish Airforce Map, very useful for an airforce that the Soviets would not entrust with any aircraft to be able to reach much beyond its borders, let alone to the south coast of England. Not only that, but in the Soviet Union the longer range your aircraft, the further you were placed from the border with the West and or strategic aircraft could only be crewed by personnel with significant family commitments so they would not be motivated to defect to the West, with an event such as an marital breakdown liable to see you posted to the east. However whilst the Soviet Union post Lenin had given up any idea of global domination focusing on its survival and post war tieing the west up in wars away from its borders I.e Korea, Vietnam, Middle East the map making department continued with Plan A, mapping and remapping the world for an occupation that not only would not but also could not happen.
Practical Russian with Tam
Practical Russian with Tam 23 tundi tagasi
*Here are some Russian lessons and songs*
kirbyman1kanden7pf 23 tundi tagasi
They added lots of land under the Robert Moses Causeway which isn't actually there and combined the small islands of East and West Fire Island into one, which is wrong, but otherwise pretty accurate map for this area Then again it's a really old map
Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi Päev tagasi
Other countries: we’ve heard of this undiscovered area where nobodies ever chartered before Britian: 0:14
Dylan Dreisbach
Dylan Dreisbach Päev tagasi
I honestly can’t tell if that picnic thing was a joke or not.
Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi Päev tagasi
1:22 Andropov was director of KGB. Began big corruption investigation. Started conflict with
Grubber Jt
Grubber Jt Päev tagasi
Interesting subject , pity about the idiotic presentation style.
Gerard Khachaturyan
Gerard Khachaturyan Päev tagasi
0:30 Is that Gillingham?
KayAteChef Päev tagasi
If your enemy has nukes... get some nukes too.
Albert Klarname
Albert Klarname Päev tagasi
Giorgianni Cartamancini
Giorgianni Cartamancini Päev tagasi
Got the video in my recommendation, the quality is amazing!
Craig Jones
Craig Jones Päev tagasi
I know this is probably an annoying comment to have, probably one you get a lot, but this is the first of your videos I've seen and I thought you were Beardyman, whom Wikipedia informs me is your brother. You bot sound and look so similar. Anyway, I'll carry on playing the video now,are it to 0.11 before I had to go and check. I'll drop by again later to comment on the actual content of the video, thanks, bye.
Thomas Luethi
Thomas Luethi Päev tagasi
@jayforemen you will have to checkout the application for the swiss maps (swiss topo) all swiss maps are available through the app. they are not as accurate as the swiss military maps i used, but the information those maps contain are insane
Карась Васин
Карась Васин Päev tagasi
что это за язык?
Spoops Päev tagasi
I worked in an archive for a while, and found a series of Soviet maps of the UK, and a number of the local military bases had been labelled as schools (likely due to British intelligence trickery) and all schools were marked as non-targets.
Robert Mihalache
Robert Mihalache Päev tagasi
Very well explained. Excellent quality. Well done.
Babalonkie Päev tagasi
Russian spies also measure the height of church bell towers in Salisbury...
Jötunn Päev tagasi
Hanscom is about 20 minutes from my house, and I haven't seen more than one or two of the runways. It's a logistics base these days with a large civilian population.
xfire7 Päev tagasi
I wish they had invaded . That way the E.U. wouldn`t have existed .
Elijah Edric Guinto
Elijah Edric Guinto Päev tagasi
The first ever post-Brexit video (as in the first after the transition period).
DartLuke Päev tagasi
1:22 Andropov was chief of KGB. Started big anticorruption campaign. As result it was war between Ministry of Internal Affairs(Soviet Police) and KGB. It is possible that he was assassinated
frank Päev tagasi
Only 15% of the KGB's budget was used for spying as we know it. The other 85% percent was used for "ideological subversion" (propagandizing receptive populations). Source: ex-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov
Фердинанд Уткин
Фердинанд Уткин Päev tagasi
ДЕГ момент
Pirvog Compost
Pirvog Compost Päev tagasi
Because socialism is a far more effective system and Soviet people were more educated and better trained.
The Original Chefboyoboy
The Original Chefboyoboy Päev tagasi
oi, mate... know where I can get a map? Bonus Comment: Because they were Russian made they were all drawn with a pencil!
Tim M
Tim M Päev tagasi
The thief from chips challenge??? :)
Mickey Wakefield
Mickey Wakefield Päev tagasi
Swiss Maps. Small country. Lots of money. A defensively oriented military focused on artillery on mountain tops. Equals - unbelievable maps. Singular trees are visible on most.
Charles Sebastian Michel de Colbert
Charles Sebastian Michel de Colbert 8 tundi tagasi
“I believe” is a fancy way of saying I have a vague recollection of this but can’t remember the details.
Charles Sebastian Michel de Colbert
Charles Sebastian Michel de Colbert 9 tundi tagasi
I believe Napoleon commissioned a huge and detailed 3D relief model of Switzerland, which became a tourist attraction in its own right after the war.
Colonel Panic
Colonel Panic Päev tagasi
Radiators huh, The Russian San Galli's claim as the inventor of the heating radiator is disputed. It appears that he is one of several people who contributed to the development of the heating innovation. San Galli received a radiator patent in 1857, while American Joseph Nason developed a primitive radiator in 1841and received a number of U.S. patents for hot water and steam heating. Nason's patent for tapered pipe threads in particular is cited by 1930s writer Ara Marcus Daniels as the key development in the birth of the radiator.
TheThousandhours Päev tagasi
dueeh nyyu
dueeh nyyu Päev tagasi
actress playing her...
yo yo
yo yo Päev tagasi
The periodic table? I'm pretty sure the UK has made the largest contribution to the periodic table?
dueeh nyyu
dueeh nyyu Päev tagasi
paranoid ex-secret services agents, it’s just a matter of short time for this to become the past, thanks to the laws of nature. 
Dariel Rodríguez
Dariel Rodríguez Päev tagasi
Your book is currently unavailable on Amazon. Any other source to get it? Thank you
The Proffsr Dickinson
The Proffsr Dickinson Päev tagasi
Poland invented Vodka in 1405 just like the irish invented whiskey in 1405 ONE STRUGGLE
MadEcki Päev tagasi
„Don’t watch it now, watch it later!“ - here‘s that episode: eepost.info/my/video/za-jpKygm2aWkKU.html
Aditya Narayan Rai
Aditya Narayan Rai Päev tagasi
Only thing more irritating than Meg is British Accent.
Gavin Little
Gavin Little Päev tagasi
Tunbridge wells translation is jokes
Kamil Päev tagasi
i'm polish and live in britland, and the phonetic spelling is not bad lol
OhThatEdit Päev tagasi
because they had bears to ride on
Rajdeep Ghara
Rajdeep Ghara Päev tagasi
Finally another video of Map men
Andrea Davide
Andrea Davide Päev tagasi
You win at 1:03!
23rt2308u24tkhg Päev tagasi
Winning WW2 is debatable
simon dupper
simon dupper Päev tagasi
They were the reason ww2 was won, they captured Berlin, killed the most soldiers, and undoubtedly won the war
Kong Päev tagasi
No it’s not
dustboxednorth Päev tagasi
5:59 expected a NordVPN ad right about here
YouSoSpice Päev tagasi
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