Davies said he had seen active service three times in North Ireland and also in Bosnia, Kosovo and did forward recognisance for the Royal Marines in the 2003 Gulf War
during the invasion of Iraq.
Saddam, who ruled Iraq from 1979 until he was ousted by the US-led coalition in the 2003 Gulf War
, was sentenced to death last month for the killings of 148 Shiites from the Iraqi village of Dujail in the 1980s.
It is unusual to find two works of history published at roughly the same time that clearly should be reviewed together, but these two pieces of research on the 2003 Gulf War
and its aftermath are inextricably linked.
Territorial Army member Ian Boynton, 39, was called up to serve as a medic for four months in the 2003 Gulf War