Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

  • Joylandi 5 kun oldin

    Jay Foreman

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4 kun oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

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

2 soat oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

2 soat oldin
Jimbob Robob
Jimbob Robob

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.

6 soat oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

@thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.

9 soat oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

@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.

9 soat oldin
Esynnejye
Esynnejye

Just spotted Copenhagen at 5.29. Greetings from a Danish map-fan.

12 daqiqa oldin
George
George

OMG You guys mentioned the Soviet Maps in Afghanistan and how they were used by the U.S. I never deployed, but when I trained using Afghanistan as a scenario, I was very, very confused when looking at the various maps of Afghanistan, I had NO idea why the most accurate, meticulous and most detailed map before the actual safelite images was completely in Russian.... Now I know!

32 daqiqa oldin
Otakar Kuby
Otakar Kuby

Any interest in Tartary Maps?

42 daqiqa oldin
Yellow
Yellow

They have the best spies

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Lydia
Lydia

"And I for one welcome our new Soviet overlords."

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L0U13 __
L0U13 __

Other countries: we’ve heard of this undiscovered area where nobodies ever chartered before Britian: 0:14

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Илья Ефимов
Илья Ефимов

3:44 where these spy icons from? Some videogame?

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Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

Chips Challenge

41 daqiqa oldin
RabidRacoonGaming
RabidRacoonGaming

I love how you included Georgy Malenkov in the list of leaders, despite being only a transitionary leader from Stalin to Khurshchev.

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Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

He’s on Wikipedia’s list, so he counts.

40 daqiqa oldin
Kars Antics
Kars Antics

I found my town on the map

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foopyu nooui
foopyu nooui

6:04 For anyone wondering, Кошмар literally means Nightmare, and can be used to express emotion when something goes wrong.

2 soat oldin
bertjesklotepino
bertjesklotepino

Russia winning WW2? Aha. I never knew that. I do remember this saying from a Soviet Diplomat. "You guys went to war to stop Totalitarisme in Eastern Europe by Hitler, and you ensured it by us." Btw, i thought the west also had a part in it? Btw, i remember Poland was to be protected, by the Western Powers. Like Britain. Btw, i remember Stalin also invading Poland right after Hitler went in first (Stalin claiming he was not yet ready.) So yeah, i guess you are right.

2 soat oldin
bertjesklotepino
bertjesklotepino

@foopyu nooui what do you mean?

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foopyu nooui
foopyu nooui

Still don’t have New Zealand on all of your maps

2 soat oldin
Frank Primay
Frank Primay

The bit that you're in black suits next to the path and the building site fencing, is that turkey brook at forty hall. I know this is random

2 soat oldin
Resortified HD
Resortified HD

Cartography, Sovietism and niche knowledge, sounds like a wet dream. Great vid.

2 soat oldin
experiment506
experiment506

One word. HUMINT

2 soat oldin
Sergio
Sergio

They were not "Russian leaders", ffs, they were Soviet. And if you want to inform about their nationality, well, most of them were Ukrainian.

3 soat oldin
neil
neil

A detailed map of the Cuillin Ridge would be usefull, cos there ain't nothing I can find.

3 soat oldin
Dataman
Dataman

Don't play with the Russians!! They even mapped the PMs bowel movements.

3 soat oldin
Eoin O'Kelly
Eoin O'Kelly

where the FUCK is the second "men" at the end of the intro i am not ok with this

3 soat oldin
SuperVHSchannel
SuperVHSchannel

interesting but the over-perky-sing-song voices are unbearable. Sort it out lads, just be yourselves.

3 soat oldin
iceturtle 1025
iceturtle 1025

“Winning World War 2.” Yeah, with US money

4 soat oldin
LeeSpork
LeeSpork

3:38 "until no matter where you lived in the world, you were always at least 10,000 miles from a Russian spy." Where were the spies? In a medium Earth orbit?

6 soat oldin
Dmitry S.
Dmitry S.

Old Soviet topographical maps are realty the best in the world. Highly detailed USSR Military Staff maps from 70s or 80s are still extremely popular among the hikers and alpinists in Russia and other ex-Soviet countries. No wonder they have made maps of other countries too. Going hiking in Scottish Highlands you better take old Soviet military map than the useless modern touristic one 😊 So, fellow British

6 soat oldin
Jimbob Robob
Jimbob Robob

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.

7 soat oldin
TroubleM
TroubleM

Question is were the non sovie maps meant for civilian use or not. Because if no, any basic knowledge about how military works can explain inaccuracies.

7 soat oldin
sarcasmo57
sarcasmo57

Do one about google mars.

8 soat oldin
Dhruv Datta
Dhruv Datta

Russia is the guy on the internet you challege to for a 1v1, and then texts you back your address

8 soat oldin
Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy

Still don’t have New Zealand on all of your maps

8 soat oldin
Íris Eva Gunnarsdóttir
Íris Eva Gunnarsdóttir

I think you know why.

8 soat oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

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.

9 soat oldin
mijuo roui
mijuo roui

I like how the conflict meter has ‘Not in the Christmas card list’ and ‘Nuke ‘em!’ with no gap between them

10 soat oldin
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde

The rough mall karunagappally bolt because rock cellularly coach besides a sick earth. shocking, loving punishment

10 soat oldin
mijuo roui
mijuo roui

America defeated the wrong enemy in ww2.

10 soat oldin
gpan62
gpan62

So they can find Salisbury 😉

11 soat oldin
numbereightyseven
numbereightyseven

"Don't watch it nowwwww, watch it laterrrrrr..."

11 soat oldin
Анатолий Сафонов
Анатолий Сафонов

Pure English humor..and such a finest theme.. oh man, I like it.

12 soat oldin
Matt McGregor
Matt McGregor

You guys really hate Frome!

12 soat oldin
Amazing Dancing Turnips
Amazing Dancing Turnips

Why are you studying Polish? To learn how to pronounce English place names of course!

12 soat oldin
Mongoose1Billion
Mongoose1Billion

At some point, those map making spies must've thought "Gee, everything sure is a lot nicer here than it is at home. There was probably at least some hesitation to return to the soviet union and its brutalist architecture after the job was complete.

13 soat oldin
Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy

When they were actually in print East European city maps of the cold War era were much better than British ones, full colour printing with all the public transport routes layed out very neatly in different colours on the map, with the stops named, so that a stranger to the town or city, such as myself could easily navigate from the map.

13 soat oldin
antsolja
antsolja

i thought u guys were smosh at first lol

14 soat oldin
andpusten
andpusten

We must protect Uncle Colin at all cost

14 soat oldin
darah
darah

i subscribed as soon as i heard that intro. YES

14 soat oldin
Kane Knight
Kane Knight

I hate my job, I hate my life, I want to get out of here, I want to learn new skills so I can start a new career.

14 soat oldin
Total Syambles
Total Syambles

"Polish Allies" more like Polish subjects

14 soat oldin
Rychard Martinez
Rychard Martinez

Just stumbled on your channel, it’s so “Fun with flags” - I absolutely LOVE it! You guys have just gotten a new subscriber :)

14 soat oldin
The Thanos Killing Kind
The Thanos Killing Kind

The USSR inherited highly accurate military maps from the Russian Empire, most of the British maps were the best due to the Tsar and the King being cousins bringing a close military alliance between the two Imperial Empires.

14 soat oldin
Shiver
Shiver

America defeated the wrong enemy in ww2.

15 soat oldin
Сергей Кудинов
Сергей Кудинов

Jay ваша личность была раскрыта. Немедленно покупайте билет в Москву. Агент СВР свяжется с вами как только сможет. Явка там же, если увидите фикус - явка провалена. Glory to Russia

15 soat oldin
Bogomil Georgiev
Bogomil Georgiev

English vs Russia Maps ? I can't to choice because there are beatyfull at all. In Bulgaria we still use Russian Topo maps. It helps very well BUT... Some objects like war base is missing. Probably in English map is visible. Or the map have a mistakes with details of map (missing coordinates, or type of plan (like 1: 25 000)). If have a coordinates, always check with little Mathemathic tasks to find the real coordinate because in Bulgaria some maps was made with totally wrong details (Somewhere in North, but actual is South or fake name of the towns).

15 soat oldin
Bogomil Georgiev
Bogomil Georgiev

Watch the Depeche Mode Album from 1987 - Music for the Mases - Cover Album Photo. Soviet Map and Big Speaker like Easterns.

15 soat oldin
Dennis Premoli
Dennis Premoli

I mean, is it really surprising that your enemy has better maps than the public ones you released of your super secret facilities?

15 soat oldin
Joaquín Ros
Joaquín Ros

Winners tell the story for sure and this is a clear example.

15 soat oldin
David Léspar
David Léspar

Xeers from Mexico gals

15 soat oldin
Iain H
Iain H

You two found a lot of these maps in a scour of Eastern Europe? If that’s true, it’s one of the most amazing stories. And you can’t believe how please I am to hear Frome pronounced properly ... again 🙂

15 soat oldin
Gaming Potato
Gaming Potato

“What have the russians ever done for us?” *TETRIS*

16 soat oldin
Finn Hannan
Finn Hannan

How do you make history so funny 😭

16 soat oldin
toy1606
toy1606

I'm pretty sure I've seen the Polish map before and it was for Polish pilots in WW2...which would make sense, and not the cold war/soviet era

16 soat oldin
subwarpspeed
subwarpspeed

Very detailed maps and bottom topography of Swedish river outlets into the baltic sea have surfaced in the post Soviet era. During the "Whiskey on the rocks"-incident when a swedish naval officer came aboard it he was shown detailed maps of the archipelago and they claimed to be lost. Later they realized their mistake and showed maps of the south baltic sea and said they had navigated with those...

17 soat oldin
Garnet _gaming
Garnet _gaming

2:37 special effects to rival interstellar

17 soat oldin
AllGameRiot
AllGameRiot

Cool but the Polish made vodka

18 soat oldin
vinasu maaj
vinasu maaj

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

18 soat oldin
getaway driver
getaway driver

MY SCHOOL USE YOUR POLITICS VIDEOS BRUH

18 soat oldin
Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky

5:29 "кристиансхавн" means Christianshavn, this is in Copenhagen I know you bombed us hard during the Napoleonic wars but I am pretty sure Denmark isn't part of Britain just yet

18 soat oldin
vinasu maaj
vinasu maaj

All military have these kind of maps. Have to keep your spies busy, and planing starts with maps.

18 soat oldin
joe loney
joe loney

this is utter garbage, communist traitors in UK passed OS Maps onto the Soviets.

19 soat oldin
Gord Slater
Gord Slater

they did a very good job considering they were rushing

19 soat oldin
Sofia
Sofia

This channel is one of the very few who whenever they post a video I rush like hell to watch it. No matter what it's about. Fcking great job!

19 soat oldin
truthbegins
truthbegins

Wait, how come this video has so many different subtitles, as per usual, but... no Russian?

19 soat oldin
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

Russian’s on its way. I had a whole bunch of volunteers volunteer to translate the captions into their language, and the Russian one is taking them a little longer I guess. Shouldn’t be long now.

15 soat oldin
hddjdjdjdjdjdjd jdjrrjdn
hddjdjdjdjdjdjd jdjrrjdn

Map men map men map men.....oh great now thats guna be stuck in my head for ages

19 soat oldin
typo pit
typo pit

0:24 Pure polish. Sauf-end on Sea.

19 soat oldin
MikeIsMike
MikeIsMike

Plans for a Soviet world conquest.

20 soat oldin
IB Freely
IB Freely

The speech and mouth movements seems ever so slightly out of sync.

20 soat oldin
Роман Сычев
Роман Сычев

Lol Я и есть русский шпион.

20 soat oldin
KeyboardSamurai
KeyboardSamurai

Me like map. Me subscribe.

20 soat oldin
Mr Random
Mr Random

Кошмар! Они нас раскрыли! Ups, shh, you didn't see this! This is just an illusion...

20 soat oldin
Timbo Dewabem
Timbo Dewabem

jesus christ your mouths shoot words out like an mg42. Slow down man!

20 soat oldin
Mr. Hat
Mr. Hat

you can always slow down the video playlist

14 soat oldin
Drew Boyd
Drew Boyd

For two men who pride themselves on their geographical knowledge of important stuff like the fonts used by various London boroughs, I'm quite frankly shocked that you don't seem to be aware that Russia as a country did not exist for the vast majority of the twentieth century,. It was in fact, only one of 15 Soviet Republics. Just one of these, Kazakhstan, is larger than Europe. As for your comment that "Russia "won the war". This is offensive and ignorant. Like saying Kensington is the capital of the UK.. Overall loses were greatest in Ukraine. Ukraine's pre war population was 42 million, in 1945 it was 28.5 million. Per capita losses were highest in Belarus. In both these countries the civilian populations paid a heavy price (watch the film Come and See, set in Belarus) Don't write these people out of history.

20 soat oldin
WelfareBeast
WelfareBeast

The way text about «fun facts» flash on the screen for less than a second each gave me a headache, I stopped watching at about 90 seconds and I will never see it through. Stupid and childish way to make a video about something quite interesting in itself. ☹️

20 soat oldin
WelfareBeast
WelfareBeast

@Jay Foreman So this is a video game? Count me out!

14 soat oldin
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

It’s YouTube. You have a pause button.

15 soat oldin
robert mccully
robert mccully

All military have these kind of maps. Have to keep your spies busy, and planing starts with maps.

21 soat oldin
AMBEE 2772
AMBEE 2772

Russian spies did a good job.

21 soat oldin
jeIIy
jeIIy

The english are the baddies

21 soat oldin
attq
attq

Chinese spyware zoom I see.

21 soat oldin
Scott DiMiceli
Scott DiMiceli

Love the advertisement skits at the ends of these videos. Your creativity is really appreciated.

21 soat oldin
Johan Cronman
Johan Cronman

Jay Oneskin

21 soat oldin
Tom Patterson
Tom Patterson

Is there a way one could fine these online?

21 soat oldin
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

There’s a link in the description.

15 soat oldin
Glyn Watkins
Glyn Watkins

The map of Bradford shows the junction of Haworth Rd and Bingley Rd. The West Bradford Golf Club is the most significant thing on it; and shows an obsession for covering every piddling little thing; a trait thankfully rare amongst Map Men.

21 soat oldin
Подобный Данил
Подобный Данил

6:05 Кошмар! 😂

22 soat oldin
shady morsi
shady morsi

2:29 missed oppertunity to make the pencil joke

22 soat oldin
Tom W
Tom W

Maybe the reason why the British didn't include building etc on the map of the navy base is because they want to make it as hard as possible for spies and foreign intelligence services. Don't think the British forgot or didn't know their land.

22 soat oldin
Efstathios Dimopoulos
Efstathios Dimopoulos

Wired had an extensive article on the subject. Not only UK maps but the ENTIRE WORLD maps. When companies began building GSM networks in the 90's throughout Africa and Asia they used old Soviet maps to set up networks. I worked making GIS applications pre Googlemaps for Vodafone Greece and I have a soft spot for geomapping content.

22 soat oldin
Greg Bold
Greg Bold

I live in St.Petersburg, there is definitely a Russian spy in my computer D:

22 soat oldin
Tom
Tom

The fact that was only one men confused my brain aaaaaaaaaaa

22 soat oldin
Borat Sagdiyev
Borat Sagdiyev

Skillshare, its kinda like youtube only it costs you money.

22 soat oldin
Neilos 1714
Neilos 1714

Jay is russia embodied because he said thank you.

22 soat oldin
Rod Fleming
Rod Fleming

Clickbait. The best maps of Britain are unquestionably those made by the Ordnance Survey. These come in a range of scales from 1;1250 up. OS maps are a global standard. Nobody makes better ones and they are publicly available.

23 soat oldin
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman

True! I absolutely bloody love a good ordnance survey map!

15 soat oldin
Write Mind
Write Mind

Map Men is the best series on YouTube

23 soat oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

They're said to have the best map's of the worlds Sea floor as well.

23 soat oldin
yfelwulf
yfelwulf

Incorrect Her Majesties Theatre reads the Home of Queens

23 soat oldin
Redbush 5
Redbush 5

What do you mean the Russians won WW2 for us, without the allies help Russia would of lost and without Russia’s help the Allies would of lost

23 soat oldin
Hlebuw3k
Hlebuw3k

"There might be a Russian spy in your computer right now!" Youre right! Because im Russian!

23 soat oldin
El Huachinango
El Huachinango

2:24 Loved the sonar sounds... IN SPAAAAAAAACE!!

23 soat oldin
TheKitMurkit
TheKitMurkit

Soviets did not win ww2

23 soat oldin

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