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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <recentchanges rccontinue="20190920164042|16421" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <recentchanges>
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      <rc type="edit" ns="0" title="Marschall Infantry" pageid="414" revid="15480" old_revid="15460" rcid="16429" timestamp="2019-09-20T17:51:48Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="0" title="Salm Infantry" pageid="403" revid="15479" old_revid="15368" rcid="16428" timestamp="2019-09-20T17:48:57Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="0" title="Moltke Infantry" pageid="399" revid="15478" old_revid="15364" rcid="16427" timestamp="2019-09-20T17:46:08Z" />
      <rc type="edit" ns="0" title="Botta Infantry" pageid="396" revid="15477" old_revid="15363" rcid="16426" timestamp="2019-09-20T17:44:30Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="6" title="File:Pálffy Uniform Plate 1762.jpg" pageid="478" revid="0" old_revid="0" rcid="16425" timestamp="2019-09-20T16:41:41Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="6" title="File:Pálffy Uniform Plate 1762.jpg" pageid="478" revid="0" old_revid="0" rcid="16424" timestamp="2019-09-20T16:41:35Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="6" title="File:Pálffy Uniform Plate 1754.jpg" pageid="477" revid="0" old_revid="0" rcid="16423" timestamp="2019-09-20T16:40:56Z" />
      <rc type="log" ns="6" title="File:Pálffy Uniform Plate 1754.jpg" pageid="477" revid="0" old_revid="0" rcid="16422" timestamp="2019-09-20T16:40:50Z" />
    </recentchanges>
  </query>
</api>