I agree, eanjay, that they probably suffered alot of anxiety and uncertainty. I also agree that it was probably very hard for their parents and for the parents of those whose children had sacrificed their lives. It was a very poor decision to allow their stories to be told.
When I first heard about it, I expected that their stories would be propaganda and that the government would play a censorship role in what was actually published. I even thought that the stories might be scripted. I didn't expect that they would be so foolish as to say anything that would embarrass the military or their government.
How awful. How really disgusting to think that the Iranians and most of the world are laughing at this lack of common sense and utter lack of pride. Is this what the British military is made of? I hope not. What were they thinking?