Why does Russia have the best maps of Britain?

11 Jan 2021
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    Jay ForemanJay ForemanVor 9 Tage
    • @Jimbob Robob Exactly how would control hundreds of millions of people even the Germans found it near impossible.

      yfelwulfyfelwulfVor 4 Tage
    • @Influence08 Australia never entered Europe other than providing pilots.

      yfelwulfyfelwulfVor 4 Tage
    • 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.

      Jimbob RobobJimbob RobobVor 4 Tage
    • @thats not your bussines Unlike America that is about to become a 4th World Country.

      yfelwulfyfelwulfVor 4 Tage
    • @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.

      yfelwulfyfelwulfVor 4 Tage
  • Well, either I’m mistaken or I just heard Jay’s distinctive tones doing a voice continuity on top telly channel Dave??!!

    Sprint955STSprint955STVor 4 Minuten
  • I'm just glad someone else identified the true victors of the 2nd world war

    Barry ScottBarry ScottVor 33 Minuten
  • Well Arnold Schwarzenegger let the cartographer go together with Jackie Chan from the jail in Tayna pechati drakona so im sure thats why..

    René LarsenRené LarsenVor 55 Minuten
  • Russian didnt made vodka

    FiluFiluVor 3 Stunden
  • "Kolczyste" (Colchester) and "Sendłycz" (Sandwich) are my favourite on that map :) . "- Two kolczyste sandwiches pliizzz" would be like "Two spiky sandwiches please" ;) :D

    Łukasz PawłowskiŁukasz PawłowskiVor 5 Stunden
  • So many subtitles in different languages and no russian...

    Pelena STRWPelena STRWVor 5 Stunden
  • Turn to Jesus Christ!

    KJV onlyKJV onlyVor 5 Stunden
    • 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.

      KJV onlyKJV onlyVor 3 Stunden
    • No.

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanVor 5 Stunden
    • 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.

      KJV onlyKJV onlyVor 5 Stunden
  • Хехе)

    Ред стоунерРед стоунерVor 5 Stunden
  • 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

    audrienaudrienVor 5 Stunden
    • @Jay Foreman ohhh, i'll assume that was dobrze zrobione, meaning "well made" or "well done", is that right?

      audrienaudrienVor 4 Stunden
    • Dobre zdrobione. (Sorry I did such a terrible job pronouncing it!)

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanVor 5 Stunden
  • 0:50 What he meant to say: "Dobrze zrobione!" What he actually said: *"DOBRE ŻRONIE!"*

    JustAPolishAmericanJustAPolishAmericanVor 6 Stunden
    • If not for the subtitles in Polish - I would have no idea what he said :) . Not to mention, that they just 1:1 translated Enlish phrase "well done" - which no Polish person would have used in such a situation :D . So..., wcale NIE "dobrze zrobione" ;) Still, they tried - an Polish language is no joke for foreigners co props for them! :)

      Łukasz PawłowskiŁukasz PawłowskiVor 5 Stunden
  • As a german I am amused by "Saufend-on-si" bc "saufend" means "getting drunk" in german XD

    DieMimikDieMimikVor 8 Stunden
    • Jawohl! I guess being saufend on see makes one much amused ;) .

      Łukasz PawłowskiŁukasz PawłowskiVor 4 Stunden
  • Transliterated. I gotta remember that one.

    JonatasMonteJonatasMonteVor 9 Stunden
  • 0:00 You didn't mention Tolstoy!!!!

    JonatasMonteJonatasMonteVor 9 Stunden
  • "Polish allies" is a bit of a stretch.

    J MJJ MJVor 9 Stunden
  • Thanks again 👍Who’s the jazz pianist on the soundtrack in the end of the video?

    Erik H—NErik H—NVor 11 Stunden
  • 6:25 is an oil field in California near Bakersfield.

    WilliamWilliamVor 15 Stunden
  • Очень нехорошо: выпустили ролик, касающийся России, однако перевели его на все наречия, которые только возможно, кроме русского :(

    SeikleinerSeikleinerVor 15 Stunden
    • Thank you very much, I will wait :)

      SeikleinerSeikleinerVor 8 Stunden
    • 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!

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanVor 12 Stunden
  • New vid noice one lads. This reminds me of that bimig bang show when Sheldon reviews maps

    Michal LewandowskiMichal LewandowskiVor 15 Stunden
  • Polish allies? Are you off your trolley? Since when does being occupied by the Russians mean you're on their side?

    Jacques MertensJacques MertensVor 16 Stunden
  • Polish Allies SHIT a brick poles if anything hated their soviet oppressors.

    Jeremiah CarrJeremiah CarrVor 17 Stunden
  • Ю ар вэлком!

    Alexandr MoroseacAlexandr MoroseacVor 19 Stunden
  • In the soviet russia, you dont need maps, the maps need YOU!

    marlboro9tibikemarlboro9tibikeVor 19 Stunden
  • The comment about expecting Russian maps to be defective is such a good illustration of latent anti-communist ideology clouding our understanding

    Pat ReillyPat ReillyVor 20 Stunden
  • Amazing video man

    asioe kiouasioe kiouVor 21 Stunde
  • 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

    Саша КумылгановСаша КумылгановVor 21 Stunde
    • 2:24, aha the Russians didn't use pens in space comrade. LOL 🤣

      asioe kiouasioe kiouVor 21 Stunde
  • I like your new old look. old new look wasn't working as much.

    ninad pathakninad pathakVor 22 Stunden
  • The lack of excitement in "What's Skillshare?"

    Dan DartDan DartVor 23 Stunden
  • You guys make some of the best content on DEhave

    Interplanetary ReconnaissanceInterplanetary ReconnaissanceVor 23 Stunden
  • 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.

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

    Phillipa KemiPhillipa KemiVor 23 Stunden
  • redatlasbook.com/cityplansuk

    Ash AckroydAsh AckroydVor 23 Stunden
  • "... 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.

    A MA MVor Tag
  • Dont watch it now, Watch it later. - Mark, 2020

    WestCoast TrainspottingWestCoast TrainspottingVor Tag
  • First time here, you two are brilliant.

    Bojan BojovicBojan BojovicVor Tag
  • 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?"

    Zenek RagdollZenek RagdollVor Tag
  • Link to polish map, please, pretty please🙏

    Mattness PlMattness PlVor Tag
    • images.jomidav.com/M-31_Polish.html redatlasbook.com/topos_polish

      Ethan NevermoreEthan NevermoreVor Stunde
  • I thought the Polish did take over the UK though?

    jakey1995abcjakey1995abcVor Tag
  • it all started with beep, beep, beep, beep in 1957

    Dennis CamblyDennis CamblyVor Tag
  • How did they do it!? Answer: “they be the best at *I spy*

    Ivan RenovIvan RenovVor Tag
  • well......... why does snapchat have the best map overall?

    KlaraKlaraVor Tag
  • 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 DEhave. 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.

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    • I absolutely love this comment!!!

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanVor 21 Stunde
  • But would they include Thameslink on their tube map?

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

    Your No BeaterYour No BeaterVor Tag
  • Ive seen the Russian map of Barrow-in-Furness with the shipyard marked in very good detail

    sonofbulldozersonofbulldozerVor Tag
  • I like your Russian secret agent at 3:43. Trigger Happy TV, "you're not grey squirrel?"

    Quiet CornerQuiet CornerVor Tag
  • Just stumbled upon this 😂 wtf those guys are so weird and funny

    Fr00terFr00terVor Tag
  • You missed the last 'men' on the song.

    Rick Jason ObreroRick Jason ObreroVor Tag
    • Well, Hayley Cropper is officially a woman, so in reality there is just one man.

      James BurtonJames BurtonVor 20 Stunden
  • PotatoeS? :)

    TomekTomekVor Tag

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    Suðringa oSuðringa oVor Tag
  • Кошмар... То есть, круто).

    Гуглеслав ЮтубовГуглеслав ЮтубовVor Tag
  • Hungarians also made a spam a lot :) spam anagram maps.

    PhyarthPhyarthVor Tag
  • 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.

    Chavdar NaidenovChavdar NaidenovVor Tag
    • If they're downed, they might need to ask the locals for the directions to the nearest frontline so they can get back in action faster. :-)

      EleyvieEleyvieVor 7 Stunden
  • How many Russians fought in the Pacific Theatre in WW2? Zero. Russians didnt win WW2

    Andrew HineAndrew HineVor Tag
  • 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👍🤣👍

    Aussie Aus DeutschlandAussie Aus DeutschlandVor Tag
  • LOL whats laughable is thinking the Polish troops would have tried that hard for the USSR.

    Rex HolesRex HolesVor Tag
  • 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.

    cd6xccd6xcVor Tag
  • OMG These Polish-pronunciation names on maps made my head hurt. And I am Polish... OMG, Roczyste... :)

    Maciej MannaMaciej MannaVor Tag
  • 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!

    SMGJohnSMGJohnVor Tag
  • Me a russian watching this video: Кажется меня раскрыли...

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  • Guys I...don't know how to tell you this but...the Communists won.

    Cos Its 167Cos Its 167Vor Tag
  • Yuri was right™️

    Cos Its 167Cos Its 167Vor Tag
  • 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

    Simon KyröSimon KyröVor Tag
  • 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!

    Neil JakemanNeil JakemanVor Tag
  • I saw a Russian kill a wolf with his bare hands in the news last week.... I did.

    Mr Paulie Fenners76Mr Paulie Fenners76Vor Tag
  • 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

    wolfgang amadeus gokartwolfgang amadeus gokartVor 2 Tage
  • i prefere russian spies to american corporations

    Louis Vanden BrouckeLouis Vanden BrouckeVor 2 Tage
  • I never thought Hayley Cropper would become a cartographer.

    James BurtonJames BurtonVor 2 Tage
  • 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.

    Peter MalliaPeter MalliaVor 2 Tage
  • Map Men: check out the Red Atlas it’s great Online shopping: unavailable Me: may as well buy the map men mug then.

    ChaddlingKChaddlingKVor 2 Tage
  • Where did that second, slightly off-beat, “men” go from the end of the title music?!

    Henry Webster Plays ViolinHenry Webster Plays ViolinVor 2 Tage
    • Well, Hayley Cropper is officially a woman, so in reality there is just one man.

      James BurtonJames BurtonVor 20 Stunden
  • Yeah, so, I have no idea what you said at 0:50. Care to explain?

    EphodixEphodixVor 2 Tage
    • @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".

      EphodixEphodixVor Tag
    • “Dobre zdrobione” when pronounced properly (which I didn’t do) means “well done”.

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanVor 2 Tage
  • Why is this video always in my reccomendations?

    Vitali AbadalVitali AbadalVor 2 Tage
    • Always? It’s not quite a week old yet.

      Jade NagiJade NagiVor 2 Tage
  • 1:24 - That's a nice topografisk kart over Norge. 👍

    Andreas KristensenAndreas KristensenVor 2 Tage
  • If i ever got spied on, I'll let them know who's the best Japanese Porn Actress of the year Thank you

    saledin2012saledin2012Vor 2 Tage
  • Don't forget spreading communism 😂

    Joshua ChinJoshua ChinVor 2 Tage

    Towshif E RabbiTowshif E RabbiVor 2 Tage
  • When he said dont watch it now.. watch it later I for looking up gorbachevs pizzahut commercial.. I watched it Later.

    Der MeesterDer MeesterVor 2 Tage
  • Jay (I think I dont recall): Dont watch it now Watch it latee Me scrollimg to find it:.fuck

    twenty one cries for helptwenty one cries for helpVor 2 Tage
  • 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?

    João Nuno LourençoJoão Nuno LourençoVor 2 Tage
  • 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?

    R. J. LombardiR. J. LombardiVor 2 Tage
  • 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

    Mezelf Om dat hetkanMezelf Om dat hetkanVor 2 Tage
  • 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

    ErieErieVor 2 Tage
    • I bet the Russians have a map of this room right now!!! Gah! 😣...

      yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyVor 2 Tage
  • Russians scare me.

    Shahin TajeriShahin TajeriVor 2 Tage
    • допустим

      yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyVor 2 Tage
  • Fun fact: Even MCU Hydra has Soviet spies in their ranks.:v

    Darius TiapulaDarius TiapulaVor 2 Tage
  • Greetings from Poland my fellow map-mans

    Sebastian WolskiSebastian WolskiVor 2 Tage
  • Mhhh, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists, Getting nuked or ruled by Communists ... . Tough choice.

    HauntedPancakeHauntedPancakeVor 2 Tage
  • Congratulations, Uncle Colin.

    Wyatt EppWyatt EppVor 2 Tage
  • '' 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.

    armstrong germanyarmstrong germanyVor 2 Tage
  • Winning ww2 Lmao

    elforastero45elforastero45Vor 2 Tage
  • This show has now superceded all content to become my favorite thing on DEhave. I'm impressed and overjoyed

    TrogledyWretchedTrogledyWretchedVor 2 Tage
  • I almost passed out when I saw that you’d uploaded another video. Love your stuff. See you guys again in 2022. 🤧

    Get yourself TogetherGet yourself TogetherVor 2 Tage
    • @Jade Nagi awesome, thanks for letting me know

      Get yourself TogetherGet yourself TogetherVor 2 Tage
    • It’s one a month from November until September

      Jade NagiJade NagiVor 2 Tage
  • map men

    Kaden LingKaden LingVor 2 Tage
  • 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!

    v1e1r1g1e1v1e1r1g1e1Vor 2 Tage
  • tgabj

    Maxwell_ EdisonMaxwell_ EdisonVor 2 Tage
  • 1:50 ah yes, the Sunderland. One of my favourite planes. (also I agree that it should be called a swimming plane)

    Green SharkGreen SharkVor 2 Tage
  • You lost me at "Russia" when talking about the Cold War. Soviet Union. It is not the same thing.

    hsm_ epic_returnhsm_ epic_returnVor 2 Tage
    • Virgin British-English dialect: Eastbourne Chad Polish lingo: I S T B O N

      mijuo rouimijuo rouiVor 2 Tage
  • why is this so cute? 6:05 I can't stop replaying it :D

    just don't.just don't.Vor 2 Tage
    • 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

      mijuo rouimijuo rouiVor 2 Tage
  • допустим

    Stret173Stret173Vor 2 Tage