Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

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Jay Foreman

8 күн мурун

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Jay Foreman 8 күн мурун
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yfelwulf 3 күн мурун
@Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.
yfelwulf 3 күн мурун
@Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.
Jimbob Robob
Jimbob Robob 3 күн мурун
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 3 күн мурун
@thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.
yfelwulf 3 күн мурун
@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.
Dan Dart
Dan Dart 52 мүнөт мурун
The lack of excitement in "What's Skillshare?"
Interplanetary Reconnaissance
Interplanetary Reconnaissance Саат мурун
You guys make some of the best content on KGpost
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 Саат мурун
Just found out there's a secret bunker for the regional government in my hometown.... That's unexpected
A M 2 саат мурун
"... 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 саат мурун
Dont watch it now, Watch it later. - Mark, 2020
Bojan Bojovic
Bojan Bojovic 3 саат мурун
First time here, you two are brilliant.
Zenek Ragdoll
Zenek Ragdoll 3 саат мурун
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 5 саат мурун
Link to polish map, please, pretty please🙏
jakey1995abc 5 саат мурун
I thought the Polish did take over the UK though?
Dennis Cambly
Dennis Cambly 5 саат мурун
it all started with beep, beep, beep, beep in 1957
Ivan Renov
Ivan Renov 6 саат мурун
How did they do it!? Answer: “they be the best at *I spying*
Klara 6 саат мурун
well......... why does snapchat have the best map overall?
LOSERFACE 6 саат мурун
But would they include Thameslink on their tube map?
Your No Beater
Your No Beater 6 саат мурун
2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣
sonofbulldozer 6 саат мурун
Ive seen the Russian map of Barrow-in-Furness with the shipyard marked in very good detail
Quiet Corner
Quiet Corner 7 саат мурун
I like your Russian secret agent at 3:43. Trigger Happy TV, "you're not grey squirrel?"
Fr00ter 7 саат мурун
Just stumbled upon this 😂 wtf those guys are so weird and funny
Rick Jason Obrero
Rick Jason Obrero 8 саат мурун
You missed the last 'men' on the song.
Tomek 9 саат мурун
PotatoeS? :)
Oliver and Rory O'Neill
Oliver and Rory O'Neill 10 саат мурун
Suðringa o
Suðringa o 11 саат мурун
Гуглеслав Ютубов
Гуглеслав Ютубов 11 саат мурун
Кошмар... То есть, круто).
Phyarth 11 саат мурун
Hungarians also made a spam a lot :) spam anagram maps.
Chavdar Naidenov
Chavdar Naidenov 13 саат мурун
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.
Andrew Hine
Andrew Hine 14 саат мурун
How many Russians fought in the Pacific Theatre in WW2? Zero. Russians didnt win WW2
Aussie Aus Deutschland
Aussie Aus Deutschland 15 саат мурун
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 17 саат мурун
LOL whats laughable is thinking the Polish troops would have tried that hard for the USSR.
cd6xc 19 саат мурун
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.
Maciej Manna
Maciej Manna 22 саат мурун
OMG These Polish-pronunciation names on maps made my head hurt. And I am Polish... OMG, Roczyste... :)
SMGJohn 22 саат мурун
So Soviets wanted to turn the world to Communism through massive invasions supported by highly detailed maps just so they could colonise Mars and Venus in 1999, but Gorbachev and American CIA prevented it all? Damn, I really do live in the wrong timeline!
Caper Dz
Caper Dz Күн мурун
Me a russian watching this video: Кажется меня раскрыли...
Cos Its 167
Cos Its 167 Күн мурун
Guys I...don't know how to tell you this but...the Communists won.
Cos Its 167
Cos Its 167 Күн мурун
Yuri was right™️
Simon Kyrö
Simon Kyrö Күн мурун
The Soviet Union had mapped out the Swedish and Finnish archipelago far better than Sweden and Finland They had also mapped out Swedish/Finnish rivers/streams if they were suitable for their tanks to traverse
Neil Jakeman
Neil Jakeman Күн мурун
My father in law is Russian, and he told me the story of how ships going down the Volga River had pilots come on board at certain times during their voyage armed with special maps dating back to Stalin times to assist in the safe navigation. These maps were jealously guarded as 'secret' by the pilots, so you imagine their horror when after peristroika and the opening of borders with the West, a Captain produced a Michelin map of the Volga which was far more detailed than that held by the official pilots! The advantages of satellite photographic topography!
Mr Paulie Fenners76
Mr Paulie Fenners76 Күн мурун
I saw a Russian kill a wolf with his bare hands in the news last week.... I did.
wolfgang amadeus gokart
wolfgang amadeus gokart Күн мурун
not to be a dick but I'm Polish and I had to turn on CC to see what Jay said around 0:50 lol
Louis Vanden Broucke
Louis Vanden Broucke Күн мурун
i prefere russian spies to american corporations
James Burton
James Burton Күн мурун
I never thought Hayley Cropper would become a cartographer.
Peter Mallia
Peter Mallia Күн мурун
Why do people use that phrase, "destroyed many times over"? Because surely by the first time it's destroyed, there's nothing left to destroy, so one can't destroy something many times over unless they first rebuild it before once again destroying it. Sorry lads, my just Brainworks that way, I can't help it, it's like fir eg, when one has long hair, they go get it cut short And Someone says, have you had you hair cut, or when you're putting your coat on and someone always says "what are you looking out then". Enjoyable video.
ChaddlingK Күн мурун
Map Men: check out the Red Atlas it’s great Online shopping: unavailable Me: may as well buy the map men mug then.
Henry Webster Plays Violin
Henry Webster Plays Violin Күн мурун
Where did that second, slightly off-beat, “men” go from the end of the title music?!
Ephodix Күн мурун
Yeah, so, I have no idea what you said at 0:50. Care to explain?
Ephodix Күн мурун
@Jay Foreman oh, ok! That a literal translation and it doesn't really mean "well done" as in a complement. It means something is done well. More like a "-Hey, are you sure this translation is correct? -Tak, to jest dobrze zrobione".
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Күн мурун
“Dobre zdrobione” when pronounced properly (which I didn’t do) means “well done”.
Vitali Abadal
Vitali Abadal Күн мурун
Why is this video always in my reccomendations?
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi Күн мурун
Always? It’s not quite a week old yet.
Andreas Kristensen
Andreas Kristensen Күн мурун
1:24 - That's a nice topografisk kart over Norge. 👍
saledin2012 Күн мурун
If i ever got spied on, I'll let them know who's the best Japanese Porn Actress of the year Thank you
Joshua Chin
Joshua Chin Күн мурун
Don't forget spreading communism 😂
Towshif E Rabbi
Towshif E Rabbi Күн мурун
Der Meester
Der Meester Күн мурун
When he said dont watch it now.. watch it later I for looking up gorbachevs pizzahut commercial.. I watched it Later.
twenty one cries for help
twenty one cries for help Күн мурун
Jay (I think I dont recall): Dont watch it now Watch it latee Me scrollimg to find it:.fuck
João Nuno Lourenço
João Nuno Lourenço Күн мурун
So the plan was to send polish soldiers to invade UK? Is there any way to see a complete picture of all these plans, or any alternate fiction based on this?
R. J. Lombardi
R. J. Lombardi Күн мурун
Vodka is poison... Also WW2 was a combined effort. But you know what the Russians did? They took care of the Grand Armee and Napoleon. They also sent the first satellite into orbit, (ok, ok all the former Soviet countries get a credit for the last one). Also what about Pushkin? Lermontov? Shostakovich? Solzhenitsyn? Yesenin? Gluhowski?
Mezelf Om dat hetkan
Mezelf Om dat hetkan Күн мурун
Russians fly unnanounced thru europe airspace with bombers and fighters they dont give a shit but if we do that in their airspace we get shot down after 1 min
Erie Күн мурун
Hey, first take is slightly offensive, we appreciated Sir Conan Doil works way to much back then so make our own version of Sherlock Holmes
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy Күн мурун
I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...
Shahin Tajeri
Shahin Tajeri Күн мурун
Russians scare me.
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy Күн мурун
Darius Tiapula
Darius Tiapula Күн мурун
Fun fact: Even MCU Hydra has Soviet spies in their ranks.:v
Sebastian Wolski
Sebastian Wolski Күн мурун
Greetings from Poland my fellow map-mans
HauntedPancake Күн мурун
Mhhh, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists ... . Tough choice.
Wyatt Epp
Wyatt Epp Күн мурун
Congratulations, Uncle Colin.
armstrong germany
armstrong germany Күн мурун
'' secretest'' go and learn english and while you are at it.. Real history. ps. Russia made a huge contribution to winning WW2... almost as much as the UK. They didn't win it on their lonesome for us.
elforastero45 Күн мурун
Winning ww2 Lmao
TrogledyWretched Күн мурун
This show has now superceded all content to become my favorite thing on KGpost. I'm impressed and overjoyed
Get yourself Together
Get yourself Together Күн мурун
I almost passed out when I saw that you’d uploaded another video. Love your stuff. See you guys again in 2022. 🤧
Get yourself Together
Get yourself Together Күн мурун
@Jade Nagi awesome, thanks for letting me know
Jade Nagi
Jade Nagi Күн мурун
It’s one a month from November until September
Kaden Ling
Kaden Ling Күн мурун
map men
v1e1r1g1e1 Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
Green Shark
Green Shark Күн мурун
1:50 ah yes, the Sunderland. One of my favourite planes. (also I agree that it should be called a swimming plane)
hsm_ epic_return
hsm_ epic_return Күн мурун
You lost me at "Russia" when talking about the Cold War. Soviet Union. It is not the same thing.
mijuo roui
mijuo roui Күн мурун
Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: I S T B O N
just don't.
just don't. Күн мурун
why is this so cute? 6:05 I can't stop replaying it :D
mijuo roui
mijuo roui Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
Cypher791 Күн мурун
I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...
Wizzkid3000 Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
Omg blink!
Δημητρης Καραμανος
Δημητρης Καραμανος Күн мурун
Because they wanted to invade.
Julia Lilienstein
Julia Lilienstein Күн мурун
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 Күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
I just read that Australian maps have been adjusted to allow for continental drift. Any chance of digging into that?
Grogery 1
Grogery 1 20 саат мурун
@Jay Foreman I will, I am actually hoping to find out if my recently reduced opinion of google maps has any thing to do with this.
Jay Foreman
Jay Foreman Күн мурун
Oh boy, you’re in luck! Stay tuned to this channel for another 3 weeks......
hoppuss44 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
siratthebox 2 күн мурун
Russian's didn't win WW2. The Americans did.
Кот Доступа
Кот Доступа 2 күн мурун
TheBestlaidschemes 2 күн мурун
Jacob and Esau... the story continues...
Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim 2 күн мурун
10,000 miles? how far anywhere on the world are you from the rings on youranus
yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy 2 күн мурун
military alliance between the two Imperial Empires.
Bogusz Szulc
Bogusz Szulc 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
I watch for the ads
noob2243 2 күн мурун
Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: *_I S T B O N_*
TheHabsification 2 күн мурун
Ah cool I live in that Polish town of SAUFEND-ON-SJI
Luc Tréguier
Luc Tréguier 2 күн мурун
Hilarious video
Alienhead Games
Alienhead Games 2 күн мурун
the Russian word Jay says at 6:05 translates to nightmare
Duncan Crow
Duncan Crow 2 күн мурун
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.
2 күн мурун
Hello from Russia! Привет из России!
vincent7520 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
Well I mean... them supplying Germans have them the ability to start ww2...
vincent7520 2 күн мурун
Nice channel … but the introduction is very very corny…
Jamie Sully
Jamie Sully 2 күн мурун
Love how Frome got a mention 😂
Dm3qXY 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
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 2 күн мурун
- 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
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