The U.K. armed forces learned more from a defeat by magnificent Turks in Gallipoli more than 100 years ago, the head of British Royal Navy said.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency during an event held by the Royal United Service Institute (RUSI), Adm. Tony Radakin, first sea lord and chief of the naval staff described the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 as a “significant conflict.”

“We should all learn from mistakes as well as victories,” he said.

Radakin explained his theme of the key speech he delivered at the annual Gallipoli Memorial Lecture at RUSI.

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