"Dear Aunt I send to you this photo for show you the sans biles (that mean, chilling people) of the classe 12 (in france at this time, when a boy reach 20yo he is sent the army to do a training, called classe. 12 mean the year, so 1912) at my right Salmon the old one and in the middle the 2 boss the third of the platoon. Péussin (?) A good kiss to all of you Alfred you nephew"
1912, Troisième République