This monograph dedicates itself to a poorly investigated page in the history of the Crimean War – the Sea of Azov campaigns. The main aim of the allies in these campaigns was to bring about the swift fall of besieged Sevastopol. The book examines the stages of the Kerch and Azov expeditions, lays open the strategic aims of the allied forces and defence measures taken by the Russian side. It is for the first time in Russian history-studies that the whole timeline of events in 1855 on the Kerch Strait and along the coast of the Sea of Azov has been reconstructed in such detail, and an analysis of the results offered.
For a wide circle of readers interested in Russian history.