The Great Patriotic War left its mark on the destiny of every human being. Khamit Birzhanov was only 12 years old when the war began. Pre-war childhood of Khamit changed in an instant. All the men in the village went to war, and the children and women worked diligently. People lived only dreaming about a victory. They say time cures all things, but the memory of the hard days of a war childhood will never be forgotten.