The question, https://literature.stackexchange.com/questions/734/did-the-events-of-the-last-of-the-light-brigade-actually-occur was voted to be closed. It was specifically asking about the experiences of the authors as it may relate to an event, though in this case it was specifically asking if an event occurred, as reported by the authors.
It seems like following the reasoning that this is off-topic, does that also mean all similar discussions are off-topic? Hemingway's personal experience reporting on the Spanish Civil War and how that impacted For Whom the Bell tolls? Were certain real events changed for the book? How were they changed? Why were they changed?
Should these discussions be off-topic?