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She worked on the novel she was writing about her time in Spain and attended Arms for Spain rallies and other political actions, including the time when she and a fellow brigadier, Angela Guest, poured red paint on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street as a protest against Chamberlain’s appeasement policy.

(Sylvia Martin, ‘Aileen Palmer: political activist and “poet of conscience”’, Southerly 75.3)