With military spending going through the roof world wide, this program takes a look at early efforts to preserve jobs when military firms close down. In 1985 the first International Conference on Economic Conversion was held in Boston. The film describes historic efforts to implement policies of converting firms to civilian production and thereby saving jobs. Included is rare footage from Lucas Aerospace in Britain, the grandfather of conversion projects. There are also sequences from a Charleston, S.C. GE plant, as well as the Quincy Shipyard in MA. Economic conversion, in one form or another, is essential if efforts to reduce military spending are to succeed. This film may be particularly interesting for people who earn their incomes from military industries.