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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="B._J._Young|26177" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="26836" ns="14" title="Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of January, 1869" />
      <page pageid="26844" ns="14" title="Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of January, 1866" />
      <page pageid="26850" ns="14" title="Category:H.M.S. Britannia (Training Ship) Entrants of May, 1866" />
      <page pageid="26918" ns="14" title="Category:Training Establishment Entrants of January, 1904" />
      <page pageid="26921" ns="14" title="Category:Training Establishment Entrants of May, 1905" />
      <page pageid="26925" ns="14" title="Category:Training Establishment Entrants of May, 1907" />
      <page pageid="26946" ns="14" title="Category:Training Establishment Entrants of May, 1909" />
      <page pageid="28114" ns="14" title="Category:Training Establishment Entrants of May, 1916" />
      <page pageid="28116" ns="14" title="Category:Training Establishment Entrants of May, 1917" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>