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Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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  1. Jay Foreman

    Jay Foreman

    11 dagen geleden

    Support Map Men by signing up for a FREE trial of Skillshare Premium. (The more people sign up, the more they pay us. But more importantly, Skillshare is genuinely really good and I genuinely recommend it!) Thank you thank you thank you please! :)

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    • Tsass0

      Tsass0

      14 uur geleden

      @Skeptikalz and write very good adds for Skillshare

    • Todd Howard

      Todd Howard

      Dag 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

      yfelwulf

      6 dagen geleden

      @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

    • yfelwulf

      yfelwulf

      6 dagen geleden

      @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

    • Jimbob Robob

      Jimbob Robob

      6 dagen geleden

      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.

  2. Cleen Rock Dog

    Cleen Rock Dog

    Uur 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 👍

  3. Jay Straw

    Jay Straw

    Uur 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.

  4. Orwell 1984

    Orwell 1984

    Uur geleden

    Winning World War 2. Sarcasm, please say that was sarcasm..

  5. G H

    G H

    4 uur geleden

    Maybe they did invade not physically but culturally. You can't deny how communism is an upwards trend since then.

  6. Kaspar Nick Born

    Kaspar Nick Born

    5 uur geleden

    The Siegfried-Maps of my native country Switzerland are still the best!

  7. Утерянный В Тумане

    Утерянный В Тумане

    5 uur geleden

    2:24 Guys, you should have put pencil in there. Missed opportunity.

  8. Hairysteed

    Hairysteed

    5 uur geleden

    _"...always within 10,000 miles from a Russian spy"_ - ...or anyone

  9. Iain Killion

    Iain Killion

    5 uur 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

  10. D Legionnaire

    D Legionnaire

    6 uur geleden

    THE MERCENARY 2020 BRUTAL ACTION BY THE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER FROM GANGS OF NEW YORK NOW ON AMAZON PRIME .............

  11. Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd

    Ireallyshouldntbehere ltd

    6 uur geleden

    Cold war map off is my preferred name for arctic navigation.

  12. v.0

    v.0

    7 uur geleden

    Jay Foreman: "Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?" Russia: "xexexe"

  13. Thecoolyoyo

    Thecoolyoyo

    7 uur geleden

    I like your new haircut jay :)

  14. Piotr Lenar

    Piotr Lenar

    7 uur geleden

    This "Polish map" isn't from cold war era, rather it was made for polish pilots during WWII.

  15. Mccdtk

    Mccdtk

    7 uur geleden

    Russia didn't even come up with vodka

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    ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    7 uur geleden

    2:58 diskette.

  17. WookiesInOnesies

    WookiesInOnesies

    8 uur 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! 😊

  18. C H

    C H

    9 uur geleden

    MAP MEN MAP MEN MAP MAP MAP MEN WHERE ARE THE OTHER MENSES??

  19. Epic Franek

    Epic Franek

    10 uur geleden

    I'm polish No joke

  20. Jacob Jørgensen

    Jacob Jørgensen

    11 uur geleden

    Poland allied during the Cold War? You mean soviet puppet?

  21. Miranda Aniston

    Miranda Aniston

    11 uur geleden

    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.

  22. TechnocraticDreadnought

    TechnocraticDreadnought

    13 uur geleden

    6:06 but do not forget, that china, the ccp, is the bigger problem.

  23. Captain Calculus

    Captain Calculus

    13 uur 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.

  24. Tsass0

    Tsass0

    14 uur geleden

    U are so very good at those adds :)

  25. Max Headrom

    Max Headrom

    19 uur geleden

    You know there's a mistake at the start, right? Two, if you consider that you did not mention Dostoievski.

  26. John Murphy

    John Murphy

    20 uur 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.

  27. Ania Wilkosz

    Ania Wilkosz

    21 uur 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

  28. Derek McManus

    Derek McManus

    22 uur geleden

    Are these Soy Boys gay lovers?

  29. Derek McManus

    Derek McManus

    22 uur geleden

    They don't

  30. StickTheGlue

    StickTheGlue

    22 uur 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

  31. Justin Webber

    Justin Webber

    23 uur geleden

    I never thought anyone could make maps fun, well done.

  32. Stig Martin

    Stig Martin

    23 uur geleden

    Is this what BeardyMan does in his off time from creating epic tunes? 😂👍

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      12 uur geleden

      Beardyman (Darren Foreman) is my brother, and he made the Map Men theme music for us.

  33. Carlos C

    Carlos C

    Dag geleden

    Its the MAP, it’s the MAP, It’s the MAP, it’s the MAP, ‘tis the phucking map KOmrad

  34. MoyBoy

    MoyBoy

    Dag geleden

    Yo I’ve only just realised the ‘intro song’ is different every episode - pretty epic if u ask me

  35. Женя Волков

    Женя Волков

    Dag geleden

    Кошмар!

  36. Anna Rakovska

    Anna Rakovska

    Dag 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!!! :(

  37. Cian MacGana

    Cian MacGana

    Dag geleden

    I never trust English guys who say Russia won the war. Way too beta

    • dushas

      dushas

      4 uur geleden

      @Cian MacGana =))

    • Cian MacGana

      Cian MacGana

      8 uur geleden

      @dushas nah Britain won the war

    • dushas

      dushas

      10 uur geleden

      pretty sure that's what you call it, when one side has inflicted 85-90% of casualties of the defeated side.

  38. Mungo658

    Mungo658

    Dag geleden

    sweet surname bro

  39. Pubg-Blsy

    Pubg-Blsy

    Dag geleden

    Winning ww2 ? Debatable

  40. Jan

    Jan

    Dag geleden

    English people really should use Polish spelling, it's far easier! (I'm Polish of course)

  41. Mister NovelBro

    Mister NovelBro

    Dag geleden

    "Winning WW2" GTFO

  42. Dub Elements

    Dub Elements

    Dag geleden

    Dendi ?

  43. Rhajdami centoria

    Rhajdami centoria

    Dag 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

      Dag geleden

      What a ridiculous thing to say.

  44. Jason.

    Jason.

    Dag geleden

    They still put planes in our airspace.

  45. Totally not a famous person with a fake name

    Totally not a famous person with a fake name

    Dag geleden

    should be asking "who gives a fuck?" lnstead

  46. Алексей Сушко

    Алексей Сушко

    Dag geleden

    Look at Google map and on Yandex map...

  47. The Monster

    The Monster

    Dag geleden

    U Fucking suck

  48. Michal Jancik

    Michal Jancik

    Dag geleden

    4:05 Žilina , Slovakia ... 😃

  49. zephyrandboreas

    zephyrandboreas

    Dag 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.

  50. HRTBRK

    HRTBRK

    Dag geleden

    The way I was caught out by the “don’t watch it now, watch it later” spooked me😭

  51. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

    Dag geleden

    The Soviet maps warmly recommends the 123-metre spire of Salisbury.

  52. -Lightning Will-

    -Lightning Will-

    Dag geleden

    It's bc they know who to be scared of

  53. daviduribe004

    daviduribe004

    Dag geleden

    lol russia "won" ww2

    • bouytt guyt

      bouytt guyt

      Dag 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

  54. Sergio Juan Membiela

    Sergio Juan Membiela

    Dag geleden

    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.

  55. Generic Rants

    Generic Rants

    2 dagen geleden

    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

      trololoev

      Dag geleden

      sorry, but if USA made good maps even of USA i will be surprised.

  56. some dude

    some dude

    2 dagen geleden

    The WWII comment could be debated

  57. icumsriracha

    icumsriracha

    2 dagen geleden

    Very good.

  58. mrcellophane99

    mrcellophane99

    2 dagen geleden

    Where can we see a Russian map of Area 51 ?

  59. Úna Parkinson

    Úna Parkinson

    2 dagen geleden

    Great as always

  60. Sprint955ST

    Sprint955ST

    2 dagen geleden

    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 geleden

      You’re not mistaken, I have done some voiceover work for Dave.

  61. Barry Scott

    Barry Scott

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm just glad someone else identified the true victors of the 2nd world war

  62. René Larsen

    René Larsen

    2 dagen geleden

    Well Arnold Schwarzenegger let the cartographer go together with Jackie Chan from the jail in Tayna pechati drakona so im sure thats why..

  63. Filu

    Filu

    2 dagen geleden

    Russian didnt made vodka

  64. Łukasz Pawłowski

    Łukasz Pawłowski

    2 dagen geleden

    "Kolczyste" (Colchester) and "Sendłycz" (Sandwich) are my favourite on that map :) . "- Two kolczyste sandwiches pliizzz" would be like "Two spiky sandwiches please" ;) :D

  65. Pelena STRW

    Pelena STRW

    2 dagen geleden

    So many subtitles in different languages and no russian...

  66. KJV only

    KJV only

    2 dagen geleden

    Turn to Jesus Christ!

    • KJV only

      KJV only

      2 dagen geleden

      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

      2 dagen geleden

      No.

    • KJV only

      KJV only

      2 dagen geleden

      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.

  67. Ред стоунер

    Ред стоунер

    2 dagen geleden

    Хехе)

  68. audrien

    audrien

    2 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

    • audrien

      audrien

      2 dagen geleden

      @Jay Foreman ohhh, i'll assume that was dobrze zrobione, meaning "well made" or "well done", is that right?

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      2 dagen geleden

      Dobre zdrobione. (Sorry I did such a terrible job pronouncing it!)

  69. JustAPolishAmerican

    JustAPolishAmerican

    2 dagen geleden

    0:50 What he meant to say: "Dobrze zrobione!" What he actually said: *"DOBRE ŻRONIE!"*

    • Łukasz Pawłowski

      Łukasz Pawłowski

      2 dagen geleden

      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! :)

  70. DieMimik

    DieMimik

    2 dagen geleden

    As a german I am amused by "Saufend-on-si" bc "saufend" means "getting drunk" in german XD

    • Łukasz Pawłowski

      Łukasz Pawłowski

      2 dagen geleden

      Jawohl! I guess being saufend on see makes one much amused ;) .

  71. JonatasMonte

    JonatasMonte

    2 dagen geleden

    Transliterated. I gotta remember that one.

  72. JonatasMonte

    JonatasMonte

    2 dagen geleden

    0:00 You didn't mention Tolstoy!!!!

  73. J MJ

    J MJ

    2 dagen geleden

    "Polish allies" is a bit of a stretch.

  74. Erik H—N

    Erik H—N

    2 dagen geleden

    Thanks again 👍Who’s the jazz pianist on the soundtrack in the end of the video?

  75. William

    William

    2 dagen geleden

    6:25 is an oil field in California near Bakersfield.

  76. Seikleiner

    Seikleiner

    2 dagen geleden

    Очень нехорошо: выпустили ролик, касающийся России, однако перевели его на все наречия, которые только возможно, кроме русского :(

    • Seikleiner

      Seikleiner

      2 dagen geleden

      Thank you very much, I will wait :)

    • Jay Foreman

      Jay Foreman

      2 dagen geleden

      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!

  77. Michal Lewandowski

    Michal Lewandowski

    2 dagen geleden

    New vid noice one lads. This reminds me of that bimig bang show when Sheldon reviews maps

  78. Jacques Mertens

    Jacques Mertens

    2 dagen geleden

    Polish allies? Are you off your trolley? Since when does being occupied by the Russians mean you're on their side?

  79. Jeremiah Carr

    Jeremiah Carr

    2 dagen geleden

    Polish Allies SHIT a brick poles if anything hated their soviet oppressors.

  80. Alexandr Moroseac

    Alexandr Moroseac

    2 dagen geleden

    Ю ар вэлком!

  81. marlboro9tibike

    marlboro9tibike

    2 dagen geleden

    In the soviet russia, you dont need maps, the maps need YOU!

  82. Pat Reilly

    Pat Reilly

    2 dagen geleden

    The comment about expecting Russian maps to be defective is such a good illustration of latent anti-communist ideology clouding our understanding

  83. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    2 dagen geleden

    Amazing video man

  84. Саша Кумылганов

    Саша Кумылганов

    3 dagen geleden

    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 dagen geleden

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

  85. ninad pathak

    ninad pathak

    3 dagen geleden

    I like your new old look. old new look wasn't working as much.

  86. Dan Dart

    Dan Dart

    3 dagen geleden

    The lack of excitement in "What's Skillshare?"

  87. Interplanetary Reconnaissance

    Interplanetary Reconnaissance

    3 dagen geleden

    You guys make some of the best content on NLcameras

  88. JOHNNY MYTHO

    JOHNNY MYTHO

    3 dagen geleden

    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.

  89. Phillipa Kemi

    Phillipa Kemi

    3 dagen geleden

    Just found out there's a secret bunker for the regional government in my hometown.... That's unexpected

  90. Ash Ackroyd

    Ash Ackroyd

    3 dagen geleden

    redatlasbook.com/cityplansuk

  91. A M

    A M

    3 dagen geleden

    "... 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.

  92. WestCoast Trainspotting

    WestCoast Trainspotting

    3 dagen geleden

    Dont watch it now, Watch it later. - Mark, 2020

  93. Bojan Bojovic

    Bojan Bojovic

    3 dagen geleden

    First time here, you two are brilliant.

  94. Zenek Ragdoll

    Zenek Ragdoll

    3 dagen geleden

    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?"

  95. Mattness Pl

    Mattness Pl

    3 dagen geleden

    Link to polish map, please, pretty please🙏

    • Ethan Nevermore

      Ethan Nevermore

      2 dagen geleden

      images.jomidav.com/M-31_Polish.html redatlasbook.com/topos_polish

  96. jakey1995abc

    jakey1995abc

    3 dagen geleden

    I thought the Polish did take over the UK though?

  97. Dennis Cambly

    Dennis Cambly

    3 dagen geleden

    it all started with beep, beep, beep, beep in 1957

  98. Ivan Renov

    Ivan Renov

    3 dagen geleden

    How did they do it!? Answer: “they be the best at *I spy*

  99. Klara

    Klara

    3 dagen geleden

    well......... why does snapchat have the best map overall?

  100. Youtube Comment

    Youtube Comment

    3 dagen geleden

    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 NLcameras. 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 dagen geleden

      I absolutely love this comment!!!

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