Since you don’t bake the loaf sliced how does it use more flour to slice it afterwards?
I suspect the boneheaded bureaucrat who thought of the idea believed the bakers would not pass on the increased cost of the flour to consumers if they could save the cost of slicing the bread.
Very odd! I knew about the rationing and shortages due to the war but this one sounds totally useless.
It was useless. They rescinded it after a couple of months, which is lightning fast for a government bureaucracy.
Well, I learned that the bread-slicing machine was invented in 1928, very educational!