Jose Rizal concentrates the efforts of his people and what you could charitably call his armed forces to the City of Cebu and environs; his play for a part of the Asian mainland.
On the outskirts of Vijaya, General Võ Nguyên Giáp, advises the Trung sisters to tax their nobles and throw more men at the weakened Champa city. The Trungs ask Giáp if he’s read this new book from China everyone is talking about. Giáp laughs. “The Vietnamese people need no such instruction. We know in our bones how to fight wars good.”